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MacRumors
Feb 5, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Rumors that Apple plans to open an online store in Russia (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/21/apple-preparing-to-begin-direct-sales-in-russia/) have been given additional credence by a report on TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/05/apple-now-hiring-for-a-new-online-store-in-russia-ramping-up-emerging-market-strategy/) noting that the company has begun recruiting staff for the operation.

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The ad is for a Russian Chat Team Manager responsible for managing between 12 and 15 advisors. Although aimed at the Russian market, the role is actually based in Cork, Ireland. Apple is also advertising other roles in the region, including a Market Manager for Russia, CIS and Turkey (https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#location&t=0&sb=req_open_dt&so=1&lo=3*MOS*RUS*1045*MOS*Moscow&pN=0&openJobId=21212108).

Apple does not currently sell direct to consumers in Russia, selling via third-party resellers, though it did introduce the iTunes Music Store (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/03/itunes-music-store-going-live-in-russia-and-turkey/) there in December.

Article Link: Apple Apparently Moving Ahead with Online Store in Russia (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/05/apple-apparently-moving-ahead-with-online-store-in-russia/)



JaySoul
Feb 5, 2013, 11:49 AM
Apple are Russian ahead.

Pakaku
Feb 5, 2013, 12:07 PM
In Soviet Russia...

mrsir2009
Feb 5, 2013, 01:46 PM
Apple trying to avoid the looming market saturation in the U.S...

kot
Feb 5, 2013, 02:25 PM
And Samsung has thousands of stores in Russia only and hundreds of thousands worldwide. No wonder Apple is worried.

andreiru
Feb 5, 2013, 05:43 PM
What took them so long!

Solomani
Feb 5, 2013, 11:18 PM
In Soviet Russia...

In Soviet Russia ....the program runs you! :D