.RU has made major strides this year and hit 3.5 million registered domain names on October 18, 2011. In August the .RU domain beat out .CN and .EU and surpassed their global rankings.  Just two months ago the .РФ  domain hit 900,000 domains. Russia on the domain name scene is becoming a major player and holds steadily in the rankings. They have the potential to have their national domains grow even larger in the future. To read further please click here.