Russia doesn' sell pirate CDs, Software, Music on streets
Russian Government prohibited to sell CDs with Music, Movies and Computer Software and Games on the street. It was a common scene to see people selling pirate versions of Computer Programs, all kinds of Foreign and Russian Music and newly-released movies. A person could buy for less than a US dollar a computer game which would cost in the United States $30 and even more. But if there weren't pirate products, most people in Russia wouldn't afford so expensive items. Refer to the average salary in Russia (not in Moscow — it is completely another country, like a lot of people in Russia like to say), and you will see that a person could only buy one Windows XP (or Russian Translation Software) operating system on that kind of a salary. We'll see how that business will be developing in Russia after passing that law.