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Do the Russians Love Their Gadgets Too?

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Do the Russians Love Their Gadgets Too?

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The iPad is the third Apple product to appear in this ad for former (and once again?) Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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When I was a kid, the Russians were old guys in ill-fitting suits. Not so much anymore. They're young women who love gadgets -- especially Apple gadgets. (You know you're a technology reporter when you notice the gadgets.)

The ad, posted to a Russian politician's blog, appears to be in support of Vladimir Putin's possible campaign to be Russian president once again. In it, a young woman talks on her iPhone while carrying an iPad to meet her friends -- who are using a MacBook. Putin may be coat-tailing on Apple's ubiquitous popularity and aspirational price points.

And this comes not long after the Pope used an iPad to make his first tweet. 

Apple, you are everywhere. 

Related Topics Apple, Russia
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