The cost of unlimited Internet in Russia rose sharply

the Average cost of unlimited tariff for mobile communications in Russia has grown for half a year almost in 1,5 times — up to 888 rubles, follows from the review of the Content Review.

“the Growth of the average tariff with unlimited Internet in Russia is caused by the transfer of this service from the category of available (and used for marketing promotion) to the status of the premium. This was largely due to the high congestion of mobile networks subscribers who purchase unlimited tariffs, which worsened during a pandemic coronavirus, and the ensuing regime of isolation”, — quotes TASS of the excerpts from the study.

Recall that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

25 March, in a televised address to the nation Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed “extreme importance” to prevent “the threat of a rapid spread of the disease.” In this regard, he announced the week of 30 March-5 April “off, with pay”. April 2 in the course of the next televised address, Putin stated that the threat from pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 is maintained. The head of state decided “to extend the state of non-working days until the end of the month, ie April 30, inclusive”, but “with the retention by the employees of their wages.” On 28 April, the President extended a state of non-working days before 12 may, combining the traditional may holidays on the working days from 6 to 8 may. May 12, a single period of days off has been completed.