Google continues to expand its media offerings in the Play Store to more places. It introduced books and movies in Brazil last week and it's now down to the second country in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) block of countries with a surging internet market.
Google is now selling and renting movies and books in Russia, one of the few places where these are available. To date, Google has been selling movies and books in a few countries.
Books are available in Australia, Canada, Spain, Germany, Italy, UK, South Korea, Japan and the US, and movies in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain. They’ve also been available in Brazil since last week, of course.
Movies sell for 149 rubles ($4.85, €3,74) and rent for 49 rubles ($1.59, €1.29). HD versions are rented for 99 rubles ($3.22, €2.49). Books sell for 49 rubles ($1.59, €1.29).