On April 7, 1994, the first website registered with the .RU domain name appeared in the world. This date is considered the date of birth of a huge segment of the World Wide Web, Runet. From that moment on, Russia officially became a part of the World Virtual Community.
However, it can be said that Russians had the Internet before. Since 1974, secret government developments took place in the USSR, which are still under a veil of secrecy, and since 1991 Russian sites with the domain name .SU have already existed, the Russian Events portal reports. Today, Runet is the sphere of business, trade, education, communication, and entertainment, where you can find almost any information that a modern person needs.