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Chinese smartphone sales comprised more than 70% of the Russian market, according to the Reuters article citing consumer electronics retailer M.Video-Eldorado.
Xiaomi and Realme brands took up the market space created by the exits of Samsung and Apple after the full-scale invasion.
The demand for Chinese brands rose by 42% since last year, according to the report.
On April 16, Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu met with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to discuss military cooperation between the two states.