This could be the biggest single government push for free / open source software we've seen yet.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin today signed a document that describes the timetable for the transition of power structures on free software (OSS):
The document is ... called a "transition plan of the federal authorities and federal budgetary institutions on the use of free software, and covers the period from 2011 to 2015
This policy will be enacted 2nd quarter 2012. Could 2012 be the 'year of Linux' for Russians, of at least those in Government service?