That, if true, would indeed a piece of very good news.
The way things are now it makes no sense for me to accept payments under $50. Thus $50 invitations while they could easily be $25. Or no commercial interest on my part on dealing with rooms or doing small errands. If the rumour is right and I can now accept PayPal payments even with my pariah Russian IP address that opens a bunch of possibilities for new tiny inexpensive services.
I’ve checked my account and it is still there. My e-mails firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com should work for a PP transfer. Guess I’ll ask whoever needs to make a small payment to do it via PayPal to see what happens. At worse it will bounce it did when I first tried it around 2006(??).
But that PayPal would all of a sudden start working in Russia sounds just too good. This is a land of bad news. Probably a misunderstanding. May work for a while but then either PP will retreat from Russia because of mass scam and other problems or the local authorities will impose limitations, or both.