The latest development: http://gizmodo.com/in-worrisome-move-kaspersky-agrees-to-turn-over-source-1796587120 Most of the Russian software I have used has been small technical utilities. If I am using open source GPL software, the nationality of the programmer is not important nor do I see much of a security concern. Proprietary software is a different ballgame but I still don't see nationality as any kind of deciding factor. After reading this, I did a quick rundown of software I'm currently using by nationality and it is a real mixed bag with the US(Microsoft and Adobe), China (Aomei and some other utilities), the UK (Ubuntu), Norway (Opera), and Germany(lots of photographic software and utilities) among others. No Russian software but that is by chance, not due any aversion to code made in Russia.