Are you looking for ways to make or receive calls from Russia? You can now use Pinngle Messenger, a free calling app to call Russia with crystal clear voice and video calls.


How to make free calls to Russia ?

1. Download Pinngle Messenger for iOS or Android.
2. Register and verify your number.
3. Enjoy free international calls to and from Russia

About Russia 

Russia is the world’s biggest country that covers one-seventh of the world’s landmass and spans both European and Asian continents. In fact, Russia has the most neighboring countries in the world. It borders 14 countries; Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Ukraine from Europe,  Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, and North Korea from Asia. Because of its vast borders, Russia is considered a multinational state. You can find 185 different nationalities and ethnic groups including Tatars, Ukrainians, Bashkir, Chuvash, Chechens, and Armenians being the vast majority living in Russia.

Expats in Russia

Russia is the only country in europe with the largest ethnic groups or minorities in Europe. According to worldatlas, Around 80.9% Russia’s population are ethnic russians. The rest of the population consists of Tatar’s being 3.9% of the population. Next comes the Ukrainians with 1.4%. 1.2% are the Bashkirs and 1.1% are the Chuvash. And finally, Chechens are 1% of Russia’s population and Armenians being 0.9% of the population.

Internet censorship in Russia 

According to Freedom House, Russia is considered as “not free” in terms of internet freedom. The Russian federation fines anyone who tries to spread fake news on the internet as well as criticize or disrespect the state authorities. Russia also blocks content such as child pornography, or any material that is classidied as extremist. Above all that, the government also blocked Telegram, the messaging app because it failed to give the Russian Government access to its encrypted messages. Moreover, in 2017 President Vladimir banned the use of VPNs  on apps and websites that are prohibited in Russia. 

Telecommunications in Russia

There are four mobile phone service operators in Russia: Beeline, MegaFon, Mobile TeleSystems and Tele2. An agreement signed between China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the 2019 St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) to launch 5G in Moscow Russia. However on March 6, Russia delayed the launch of 5G networks postponing it till 2021 the second half of the year.

Popular messaging apps in Russia 

The most popular messaging app in Russia is Whatsapp. According to Statista, Whatsapp has 69 million monthly active users. Viber on the other hand has over 37 million monthly active users. Then comes telegram, which is blocked by the Russian federation. However, Russians still manage to use this messaging app and the app has around  23.1 million monthly active users despite the fact that it is blocked. Finally, the last comes Skype with 6.8 million monthly users. 

Why use Pinngle Messenger 

Whatsapp, Viber, Telegram and Skype are the most used messengers in Russia. However, all these messengers are tracked by the Russian authorities. If you want to use a safe messenger, try Pinngle Messenger. Pinngle uses data encryption to secure all your data, calls and information. Above all that, it doesn’t store or sell your data to government authorities or third party agencies. No one can access your data with Pinngle Messenger, not even the government or Pinngle itself due to its strong data encryption and serverless architecture. 

3 ways to make calls to Russia with Pinngle Messenger 

There are 3 ways you can use Pinngle to make calls to Russia or receive calls from Russia. 

Pinngle to pinngle calls 

Pinngle to Pinngle calls are free of charge. You can call anyone for free who has Pinngle installed on their phone. You can use this feature to make free video calls too. Unlike other messaging apps, Pinngle’s video calls are of high quality. You can also send free text messages, photos, videos, documents, pdf files, playlists and even podcasts to all your contacts on Pinngle. Above all that, you can create a public channel and post exclusive content to your followers.

Pinngle out calls 

You can use this feature to make cheap international calls to anywhere in the world. Use this feature to call those who don’t have Pinngle installed on their phone. Pinngle-out calls also work on landlines, and for those who don’t have a smartphone or internet. All you need to have is credits in your balance and an internet connection. Only the person making the pinngle-out call has to have an internet connection. The person receiving the phone does not necessarily need to have an internet connection. 

Virtual numbers 

Here’s another way to receive international calls! Unlike Pinngle-out, this paid feature allows you to ONLY receive calls. Pinngle’s virtual numbers can also be viewed as disposable virtual numbers where you can use them temporarily, or as a backup phone number. You can use your virtual number to receive unlimited calls for free. Here’s how virtual numbers on Pinngle work. If you live in Russia and want to receive calls from your relatives in Canada , then you should buy a Canadian virtual number. If you live in Canada  but you want to receive calls from your relatives in Russia, then you should buy a Russian  virtual number. All you need to do is order your desired country number once and receive free calls for months depending on your subscription plan. Pinngle Messenger is offering virtual phone numbers for more than 35+ countries including Russia starting at 1.50$ only.

Pinngle Messenger’s Values and Features

1. People come first

  • Full protection with data encryption
  • Does not sell your information or data to third parties
  • Built with a serverless architecture which makes it impossible to store users’ data.

2. A borderless world is a better world

  • Operates in every corner of the world
  • Functions well on poor internet, including 2G networks and slow Wi-Fi speeds
  • Developed with an anti-block technology, which means state agencies cannot block or filter the app.
  • Offering Virtual numbers at low cost to allow you to get a mobile or local landline number of another country

3. Communication is essential

  • High standard of voice calls and HD video calls
  • Call-back feature that allows you to call to any phone or landline with almost no internet connection
  • Share files up to any size or format

4. Be fearless and authentic

  • Total privacy and security to express yourself with no worries
  • Public Channels for content creators and users to share
    genuine content of any types

5. Do more with less

  • Lite messaging app, meaning it doesn’t take up a lot of storage space on your phone
  • Saves your battery life by up to 40%
  • Low data usage for more efficient use

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