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    Russia Communications - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/russia/russia_communications.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      35.5 million (2002)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      17,608,800 (2002)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: the telephone system underwent significant changes in the 1990s; there are more than 1,000 companies licensed to offer communication services; access to digital lines has improved, particularly in urban centers; Internet and e-mail services are improving; Russia has made progress toward building the telecommunications infrastructure necessary for a market economy; however, a large demand for main line service remains unsatisfied
      domestic: cross-country digital trunk lines run from Saint Petersburg to Khabarovsk, and from Moscow to Novorossiysk; the telephone systems in 60 regional capitals have modern digital infrastructures; cellular services, both analog and digital, are available in many areas; in rural areas, the telephone services are still outdated, inadequate, and low density
      international: country code - 7; Russia is connected internationally by three undersea fiber-optic cables; digital switches in several cities provide more than 50,000 lines for international calls; satellite earth stations provide access to Intelsat, Intersputnik, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, and Orbita systems

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 420, FM 447, shortwave 56 (1998)

      Television broadcast stations:
      7,306 (1998)

      Internet country code:
      .ru; Russia also has responsibility for a legacy domain ".su" that was allocated to the Soviet Union, and whose legal status and ownership are contested by the Russian Government, ICANN, and several Russian commercial entities

      Internet hosts:
      409,229 (2002)

      Internet users:
      6 million (2002)


      NOTE: The information regarding Russia on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Russia Communications 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Russia Communications 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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