Demand will be supported by incentives // Buyers of domestic IT solutions will be given a discount on income tax

Within the framework of the “second package” of measures to support the IT industry, the government has agreed on new benefits for buyers of domestic software and hardware. All of them relate to income tax – we are talking about the application of a multiplying coefficient to the costs of purchasing Russian solutions in the … Read more

They will ask for their software // Heads of state-owned companies will personally answer for the low rates of import substitution in IT

In Russia, personal responsibility may be introduced for the heads of state-owned companies for the low rates of implementation of Russian software. The measure proposed by the Ministry of Finance was supported by President Vladimir Putin. According to the ministry, in 2019-2020, the Russian market lost about 70 billion rubles, which state-owned companies could spend … Read more

Software citizenship raised questions // The Ministry of Economy is against changing the criteria for domestic software

The Ministry of Economy did not support the idea of ​​the Ministry of Digital Affairs to change the rules for admitting software (software) to public procurement. The proposed changes make it possible to include in the register software developed by enterprises with head offices abroad, controlled by Russian beneficiaries. The need for such clarifications could … Read more

Basic stations // Telecom operators were not satisfied with the quality of domestic equipment

Prototypes of Russian base stations of the LTE standard, to the use of which telecom operators are obliged to switch from 2023, did not show the “necessary functionality”. MegaFon, MTS, VimpelCom, Rostelecom and Tele2 reported this to the Ministry of Digital Science. Such equipment is being developed, in particular, by Rostec. The operators propose to … Read more

Ministry of Industry and Trade: COVID-19 Vaccine Production Capacities Satisfy External and Domestic Demand

Russia produces 150 million coronavirus vaccine kits per quarter, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Vasily Osmakov. According to him, this volume is enough to meet domestic and export needs. “The capacities were overclocked and, as a result, the optimal volume of 150 million sets per quarter was reached. In principle, it will remain … Read more