Russia Aiming to Build a Tech-Based Economy?

Victoria Zavyalova
,
Russia & India Report

Friday, November 4, 2016

More than 13,000 entrepreneurs and investors visited the Open Innovations forum just outside Moscow last week. However, concerns arose about the pace of technological advances in Russia.

Skolkovo Technology Park, one of Russia's largest science parks, is just an hour’s drive from Moscow's city centre. Designed as an alternative to Silicon Valley in the U.S., Skolkovo is a key part of Russia's dream to build an economy based on scientific and technological innovation.

Russian President Spokesman Says It’s Impossible to Give Up on Foreign Software

Bogdan Popa
,
Softpedia

Friday, November 4, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants the country to abandon software solutions built outside its borders in favor of alternatives developed by local companies, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the transition is not possible at the moment.

Skolkovo’s Innovation Center: Helping Ideas Take Root

Phil Butler
,
Sputnik

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SkolkovoOur technical team at Our Russia was afforded a unique opportunity tour Skolkovo last week. We also discussed with key executives of Russia’s version of “Silicon Valley” the uniquely ambitious plans that differentiate Russia’s science city from all previous endeavors.

Anti-Americanism Provides Big Boost to Russia’s Small IT Businesses

Fred Weir
,
The Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

© Maxim Zmeyev/ReutersRussia’s economic conditions seem like they couldn’t be less hospitable to starting a new company. But small software firms are starting to thrive, in part because of Western sanctions.

Microsoft Faces Russian Hurdles as Local Software Thrives

Ilya Khrennikov
,
Bloomberg

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Russian companies are increasingly buying homegrown software to avoid international sanctions, posing a challenge to the likes of Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. in the country’s $3 billion local market.

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