Russia uses Cyrillic in SMS
Russian government has forbidden to send SMS in Russia using Latin letters. SMS - Short Message Service is a very popular in Russia. A lot of people use Latin alphabet when sending their text messages, because it is more economical. For example, one message can contain 60 Cyrillic letters and 100 Latin letters. So, people use Russian transliteration. Well, most Russian mobile companies transliterate their messages which they send to their users. And now cellphone companies must use Cyrillic alphabet.