"Given that open source software is essentially a communist plot
to undermine America and the global software industry (joke) you'd
expect Russia to be one of the most proactive adopters of open
source software. Recent reports from Matt Asay and Egor Grebnev
confirm that Russia is warming up to open source.
"According to Grebnev, the Russian Ministry on Information
Technology and Communications recently published a roadmap for the
government adoption of free software, and while it is not a binding
policy, its aim is 'to strengthen the local software development
industry and increase involvement of Russian programmers in
development of software for government and municipal needs...'"