Apple has launched its own online store in Russia. Previously all online sales of Apple products in that country had been done through third-party vendors. However, as MacRumors points out, Apple was reportedly unhappy with Russia's third-party distribution networks. Rumors of Apple launching its own online store in Russia surfaced last year. There are also rumors that Apple is planning to launch retail stores in the country, which would make sense as Russia is the ninth most populous country on the planet.