There have been no mention of it being released in Russia. (I'm Russian myself)
In fact, the Russian branch of Xiaomi only just released Mi Mix 2S on June 6th, and their VK page is filled with posts promoting 2S.
Considering it took them 2 months to release 2S, I wouldn't expect Mi 8 in Russia earlier than in August.
There are two shops in Russia which sell Mi8. But none of them is official. And price is about $670 (6/128GB version) and $740 (6/256GB).
https://twitter.com/xiaomi_france/status/1008635393921593349 on this survery they ask if u want to see a new product, on the june 22
Well in Finland one service provider starts selling Xiaomi on june 20. We'll se if it comes available here. What i can tell about he picture The mix 2s is coming but the other one could be enything.
while India will get redmi s2...
xiaomi thinks Indians don't afford their flagship
the only flagship phone they have is mi mix 2 with its shitty camera
I asked local mi shop distribution and they said end July or early August.
Xcio, 18 Jun 2018Hmm... could be fake claims? There is no evidence thas it has global version.Why? Just because it is Chinese?