The recipient of your gift must have an Apple ID in your country or region. For example, if you're in the United States, you can't send a gift to a friend who lives in Australia.

I'd like to send an app gift (a game), but I'm in Germany an the recipient is in Russia. Is there a way to do so?

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There is no way around what you've already found. Different countries have different rules so Apple enforces the rule when gifting apps.

You can send an Apple Gift Card to the recipient to have them buy the game.

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    Would that need to be a Russian Apple Gift Card?
    – Gilby
    Apr 12, 2021 at 2:11
  • @Gilby I'm pretty sure it has to be a Gift Card from russian store. Apr 12, 2021 at 21:21

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