Re: Futile gesture
ROSA (aka ROSA CJSC), probably. Founded in 2010. From the company website: "ROSA is a major contributor to the National Software Platform Project started by the Russian government to build various FOSS solutions for government use. Meanwhile, ROSA products are open to the world market."
ALT Linux has been around longer. "ALT Linux was founded in 2001 by a merge of two large Russian free software projects. By the year 2009 it became a large organization developing and deploying free software, writing documentation and technical literature, supporting users, and developing custom products."
So the Russians probably won't go to Canonical for a Ubuntu spin, as did the Chinese.
Problem is often in the details -- that crucial Ministry of Spuds and Vodka software package written for DOS, or whatever.