Russia’s biggest footwear retailer, Kari, has begun selling shoes and accessories through AliExpress. Kari placed nearly 1,000 different items on the AliExpress website – nearly half of its product range - offering a 40 percent discount on everything. Kari decided to conclude the agreement with AliExpress when it became impossible to sell non-essential goods offline in Russia because of the coronavirus outbreak. Since the beginning of 2020, AliExpress Russia has managed to expand the range of footwear offered on its website by a factor of five times, significantly increasing the number of local partners.