Apple Launches Online Store for Russia

Posted June 26, 2013 at 7:18am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6524 views

Apple today launched its online store in Russia. The move had been expected for quite some time. Reports from last year revealed that the Apple had registered a new company in Russia with intentions to launch direct sales in the country.

In order to expand into Russian territory, Apple as registered a company called Apple Rus and assigned Vitaly Morozk, the company's local legal advisor as its director general. It is alleged that Apple executives travelled to Moscow in 2011 to find premises for an Apple store but did not find anything suitable. Apple opened the iTunes Store online in 2009.

It's unclear when or whether the company intends to open any physical Apple Retail Stores in the country.

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sanseil - October 24, 2014 at 5:40pm
It would be interesting to see how Russian people stay in line near the Apple store to buy the latest iPhone. The opening of the first Apple on-line store will surely hurry up the inauguration of a physical Apple retail store in Russia, it`s just a matter of time till the company officials will decide to do this. My friend visited Russia the last year and she liked how their stores look like, there were no clothing store that would have realistic mannequins like in US but the interior décor was fantastic.
lamonte - July 4, 2014 at 12:52pm
Launching direct sales in Russia will open a new market for Apple and there will be only benefits from that. I hope their shopping cart will have an user-friendly interface just like the one you can find on http://xtremeshears.com/, otherwise people won`t buy any applications and Apple`s profits will go down.
Raul - June 26, 2013 at 5:15pm
When are they gonna come to india?
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