Russia, of course, has the largest population of any country in Central & Eastern Europe. As one might expect, Russia is the largest smartphone market in the whole CE Europe region, far outselling big neighbors like Poland. Russia is a petro-economy and its growth in smartphones is partly linked to the price of oil. When oil prices rise and the goodtimes roll, smartphone demand increases. The global spot price of crude oil increased +19% in 2011, according to the US EIA. We estimate smartphone sales jumped +94% in Russia during 2011, one of the fastest growth rates in the country's history. More detail on smartphones can be found in this published report -- available to download by clients of our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service -- which forecasts smartphone sales for 88 countries worldwide, including 21 countries in CE Europe, from 2007 to 2017.