Please note that the idea was closed due to it not adhering to the Idea Exchange Guidelines, this doesn't mean that the status refers to the implementation of the request. We regularly monitor the Community for feedback and are aware that this is a highly popular user request. As @Jeremy mentioned above its implementation depends not only on Spotify, but other parties as well. Because of this we can't set an exact timeframe for when podcasts will be available in Russia, but we hope that tit will be as soon as possible.
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