Zuckerberg Visits Russia and Meets With Medvedev – NYTimes.com

More Russians are online today than Germans, making Russia the largest Internet market in Europe. Russians also, strangely, have spent more freely relative to their income than Americans on virtual products, like special powers for online games, making their country a useful market for testing revenue streams other than advertising.

via Zuckerberg Visits Russia and Meets With Medvedev – NYTimes.com.

 

Perhaps not so odd. In fact, upon reading it, I’m not at all surprised, but then, the history of cultural works in Russia leans heavily toward the oblique allegory, the fantasy masquerading the real. (Karl Rove, eat your heart out.) Even recent science fiction follows this grand narrative, again no surprise.