The geographic distribution of users of the website of the BBC Russian Service varies from month to month.
Of those BBCRussian.com users in November 2008 whose locations were known, the breakdown is as follows:
(a) Russia 53 per cent.
(b) Other Former Soviet Union countries 17 per cent.
(c) UK 3 per cent.
(d) Other countries 27 per cent.
Neither the Foreign and Commonwealth Office nor the BBC World Service have had such discussions with other broadcasters in recent years. The BBC previously sought partnerships with Russian operators for FFM broadcasting but these presently are not possible. The BBC World Service has concentrated its efforts on improving BBC Russia through the recent changes implemented.