Russian Apple reseller re:Store has confirmed (ahead of the mothership) that sales of the iPad mini would kick off in the country this Friday, December 14. The iPhone 5 is set to launch on the same day in the country.
Sales of the iPad mini will begin December 14 at 18:00 at re:Store locations across Moscow. The Apple reseller expects customers to flock in the European shopping center in St. Petersburg in the SEC Gallery.
re:Store says only the Wi-Fi models will be available for prime time starting at 14,990 rubles ($488 / €375) for the 16 GB model and going all the way up to 22,990 rubles ($748 / €574) for the 64 GB version.
The machine-translated announcement also reveals that “the first batch of iPad mini is limited in scope, so if you want to buy new product, you should not put off the purchase.”