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

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

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.

Russians Name New National Payment Cards ‘Peace’

May 24 2015

MirRussia’s new national payment card system, created by the Central Bank this year to curb Russia’s reliance on Western systems Visa and MasterCard, on Saturday announced the name

Despite Crisis, Most Russian Companies Aren’t Cutting Jobs

The Moscow Times

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Despite the economic crisis, two-thirds of Russian companies aren’t cutting jobs and prefer to survive the crisis by shortening work hours or cutting workers’ salaries, a study by global management consultancy Hay Group found.

“A lot of companies have refused to take radical measures, as in some sectors the situation has stabilized,” said Irina Chernozubova, the head of Hay Group’s research department for Russia.

US Billionaire Says Now is Ideal Time to Invest in Russia

May 3 2015

Speaking at an investment panel at the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles earlier this week, Bonderman, a founding partner of the private equity firm TPG Capital, noted that with the country starved of investment capital, there are now many o

How Anti-Russia Sanctions, Oil Prices and Ruble Influenced Russian IT Industry Export? What Will Become of it in 2015?

Valentin Makarov

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Based on preliminary results of yearly Russian Software Export Industry Survey and results of RUSSOFT representatives participation in Global Technology Symposium in California

Russian Banking Software in 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Banks have always been one of the main buyers of IT solutions. And despite the current economic situation, they are hardly able to fully reduce their costs for technologies. There are at least two reasons for that: there is no sense to stop what has already been started and the previous crisis, which has already shown that those who did not save on technology then — quickly moved forward after.

Developers of IT solutions for banking and system integrators talked to about what is happening in the industry now and what can be expected in the future.


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