Some believe that there is more to Russia's decision than meets the eye. With the U.S. orchestrating sanctions against the country following the activity in the Ukraine, could the iPad's demotion inside the Russian government have anything to do with its American heritage? Nikiforov denied this. Instead he pointed out that reports indicate that the U.S.intelligence agencies will be working harder to intercept information. "This obviously orientates Russian clients, primarily state ones, to be very choosy about their partners in IT," Nikiforov says.
The minister added that tablets from South Korean and Chinese companies could soon see higher demand from Russia.
source: AFP via BGR