MegaFon, one of the top 3 mobile operators in Russia, has begun offering BlackBerry smartphones. Initially, only users in Moscow will be able to purchase a BlackBerry through MegaFon. However, MegaFon will then begin selling BlackBerry in its regional locations in 2012.
Russia’s Federal Security Service agreed the service provisions with BlackBerry in November 2007, to confirm they complied with Russian legal requirements. So far, two other mobile operators in Russia, MTS and Beeline, also offer BlackBerry smartphones.