Russia Now Stands Between Oracle and Sun. With the European Commission expected to approve the Oracle-Sun deal next week, Russia has suddenly leapt into the fray. The Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, (FAS) has opened an investigation to get more information on the merger and specifically mentions MySQL. There's no telling how long another investigation could take, but Monty Widenius, who's leading the charge against Oracle, will probably take advantage of it. His petition to "Save MySQL" has nearly 30,000 signatures - 800 are Russian.