Rumor: iTunes Finally Launching in Russia

Apple is expected to formally launch iTunes in Russia tomorrow.

The development is a long time in the making for the Cupertino, California-based tech giant. Despite being available almost everyone in the civilized world today, iTunes remains a strangely absent entity in some surprisingly large markets.

Reports out of Moscow today (based on details obtained by Tech Crunch and reported by CNET) indicate that Apple has begun inviting members of the media to an event scheduled for tomorrow – Tuesday, December 4th.

An Apple PR person in Russia has sent out an event invite to a small number of people in the country for a music event the company plans to host tomorrow night, TechCrunch, which obtained a copy of the invite, is reporting. The invite did not say that iTunes will be launching, but did acknowledge that the iTunes team will be holding the event.

Rumors have persisted that iTunes would launch in Russia as recently as October.