Just kicking this back up again for those that missed the news.
They are predicting idn.РФ to come into use July 2009.
Nice to see Yandex change its name to Cryllic letters as well.
Certainly all good news.
After several months of speculation, ICANN have awarded Russia the first non-latin domain extension; .РФ (.RF).
This will be available from next July according to Kommersant, the Russian newspaper
"The .РФ zone domains are expected to cover roughly 20 percent of current .RU, forecasted Dmitry Ufaev,
the managing partner at RBC Hosting Center. Some 1.75 million domains have been registered in .RU,
i.e. around 350,000 new web sites will probably appear during two years in .РФ zone". END QUOTE
On related note...looks like Wikipedia .РФ info needs to be updated-