Below is the chart for distribution of software piracy cases for product X by workstation locale. Russia (more exactly, Russian speaking community) is not the primary market for the product, nor it is the place where it is specifically popular or well-known for a reason.
Welcome to the land of the brave, and guys who don’t pay. Low life standards, unemployment across educated people, neglect for copyright and intellectual property – all together make the leader of the world.
Update: same source data against MaxMind’s GeoLiteCity database and geolocation IP-to-country lookup:
Russia, Argentina, Iran and Ukraine – the four attribute to almost 60% of violations (identified by straightforward search, which includes mostly keygen-based installations). The rest of the countries have shares under 5%.