Russians viewers tempted by internet

May 23, 2014 09.20 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

russia-flagA fifth of Russians access the internet while also watching TV, according to a study by Synovate Comcon.

Published by Vedomosti, the results of the study, which questioned viewers aged 10+, also found that accessing the internet was growing.

The figure of 20% at the beginning of this year was up from 19% in Q3 2013.

However, it was much higher in Moscow (42%), St Petersburg (46%) and generally in large cities (25%).

Another key finding was that children (29%) and adolescents (33%) were more likely to use the internet while watching TV.