Amazon is reportedly gearing up to launch a store in Russia, according to a report in Russian Forbes, which was discovered by TechCrunch.
According to the reports, Amazon has applied for various patents in Russia, including the right to store and deliver goods; the ability to store text and media files; and the right to publish books.
Amazon already operates in the UK, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, Italy, China, Spain and Brazil. Amazon has been expanding its business internationally over the past year. Amazon opened its Kindle Stores across Europe in 2011 and opened up in Japan last fall. Earlier this week, the company expanded its App Store to almost 200 countries worldwide, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, Papua New Guinea and Vatican City.