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.
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 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
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.
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.
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