Reuters (Moscow) is reprting Dmitry Medvedev the Russian President yesterday called for Russia to be assigned an Internet domain name in the Cyrillic script as part of a Kremlin drive to promote Russian as a global language.

Reuters article on  Cyrillic Internet domains

Industry experts expect .rf (russian federatrion) which is .РФ in cyrillic to be lauched sometime in the next year with the number of .РФ domains registered eventually surpassing the number of .ru domain registrations.