itunes 11 iconTechCrunch reports that Apple is holding a small media event in Moscow tomorrow, presumably to announced the launch of the iTunes Music Store in Russia.

A tipster has forwarded us an email, in Russian, inviting a small group of people to an iTunes event in Moscow on the evening of December 4. The email does not give much away, simply noting that team iTunes will be holding a musical evening, and that it’s a small, invitation-only affair, at one of the city’s swanky shopping centers, GUM, located on Moscow’s Red Square.

Apple currently offers music in its iTunes Store in over 60 countries, with the most recent addition having been a group of a dozen Asian countries that received access in June.

Update 6:27 AM: shares an image of a 1000-ruble Russian iTunes Stores gift card advertising the ability to download "new music, apps and more".

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Top Rated Comments

tdr1991 Avatar
127 months ago
"In Soviet Russia iTunes Store is ripped off by you!"

How's that? I've never tried to make one before...

Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
127 months ago
What, no '"In Soviet Russia" jokes yet?

"In Soviet Russia iTunes Store is ripped off by you!"

How's that? I've never tried to make one before...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alex00100 Avatar
127 months ago
ДААААААААААААААА!!!!!! (Which translates as yeah!!!!!.......)

Do they still have the iTunes app on their computers, but just no iTunes Store?
Exactly. Sucks doesn't it? Personally I had a US account and was buying US gift cards from ebay but that's slow and you overpay a few buckes for every card. And all the movies are in English of course. But for learning it (as I do) American account is wonderfull. But that's smaller than 0.000001% of all users so doesn't count. It's all gonna change tomorrow.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mactendo Avatar
127 months ago
Mishka, Laika, iTunes Store!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
127 months ago
In Soviet Russia, iTunes Music Store previews you!

In Soviet Russia, iTunes Music Store purchases you!

In Soviet Russia, iTunes listens to you!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
184550 Avatar
127 months ago
'In Soviet Russia, you collect Apple's information.'
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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