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

Bogdan Popa

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.

“Russia to Get Rid of Microsoft Software in Government Offices”

Nov 2 2016

The Russian government wants to replace Microsoft software with Russian software in its offices. The municipality of Moscow is the first place where Microsoft software is replaced, an anonymous American intelligence official told NBC News.

Russian-made Software Supplies to State Agencies to Double in 2016

Russian-made software supplies to state bodies may double in 2016 following the requirement to give priority to the software included in the national register in connection with governmental purchases, Communications and Mass Media Minister Nikola

Putin Orders to Prepare Legal Acts Minimizing Risks From Anti-Terror Bill

Jul 7 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered the Cabinet of Ministers with the help of the Federal Security Service (FSB) to prepare draft legal acts on minimizing potential risks from the anti-terror bill by November 1.

Russia Mulls Bug Bounty to Harden Government Software

Jun 15 2016

Russia is mulling a bug bounty program to find and eliminate bugs in government-approved software.

Local media report deputy Communications Minister Aleksei Sokolov is discussing a possible bug bounty with the Russian tech sector.

Russia's Rostec Develops Messenger for Companies, State Agencies

Jun 9 2016

Russia's company RT-Inform, a subsidiary of the state technology corporation Rostec, has developed a messaging program for companies and state agencies, the company's press service said.

Russian Facial Recognition Program Beats Google, but Big Privacy Questions Linger

Jun 2 2016

In November 2015, the Russian company NTechLab's facial recognition software beat Google and more than 90 other teams from all around the world in the University of Washington's MegaFace competition.

Russian Manufacturer to Develop Next-Gen Navy Integral Control Systems

Next-generation integral control systems for the Russian Navy will be developed in the near future, Research-and-Production Association (RPA) Mars director general said Friday.

US Businesses Remain Interested in Russian Market


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

US companies remain interested in doing business with Russia, head of the Economic Section of the Russian Embassy to the United States Mikhail Kalugin told Sputnik.

The diplomat explained that the United States realized that the potential of the Eurasian Economic Union had just started to gain weight. “Every company that operated in the Russian market repeatedly told us that they are interested in staying and continuing to do business [in Russia],” Kalugin said Monday on the sidelines of the second annual “Doing Business With Eurasian Economic Union” Conference in Washington.

Government-backed Russian Fund Launches Big Data Investment Program

Dec 2 2015

The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF, or FRII in Russian), a government-backed fund for Russian Internet start-ups, intends to invest approximately $7.7m in Big Data projects, reported East-West Digital News, the first international inf


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