My business operates largely online – are Russians happy to buy goods and services online?

Absolutely! Russia has the largest number of internet users in Europe, with internet penetration reaching an average of 67%. It is the second largest ‘client’ of Alibaba on-line stores (i.e. Aliexpress.com) and a very important buyer on Ebay and Amazon as well. The number of purchases from Chinese on-line stores increased by 30% in 2015 as compared to 2014, and 100% as compared to 2013.