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Russia wants to clone popular services like the Google Play Store – good luck with that

April 1, 2022

Via: BGR

Software developers and engineers in Russia have been given an impossible task by the goons in Vladimir Putin’s government. It’s basically an end of days assignment, reflecting the severity of Mother Russia having been decoupled from the rest of the world following its shocking and disastrous invasion of Ukraine. In the weeks since then, popular digital services either left or got banned outright in Russia — and the plan now is for a bunch of cheap knockoffs (like a Google Play Store clone) to take their place.

Even though it’s mostly a face-saving effort that looks, at least from a distance, like the bastard child of a romance between embarrassment and delusion.

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