Putin and representatives of the IT sector will discuss the future of the Russian Internet

Putin and representatives of the IT sector will discuss the future of the Russian Internet


The theme of the forum “Internet Economy” will become, particularly initiatives and proposals that will be included in a long-term program of development of the Russian segment of the Internet and related industries.

MOSCOW, 22 Dec –. President Vladimir Putin will take part in the plenary session of the first Russian forum “Internet Economy”, the focus of which will be proposals for development of the Russian Internet, are created with the support of the Kremlin in the beginning of the year by the Institute for the development of the Internet. The participating companies, industry organizations and Federal agencies intend to coordinate the steps in the development of Runet.

Institute for the development of the Internet was created for the development in Russia in the industry of modern technology (Internet, software and media). He collects and processes the statistics and analytical information and analyzes trends of development of Internet-related industries in Russia and abroad. A key project in 2015 to develop long-term program of development of Russian Internet and related industries.

“During the forum the representatives of the domestic IT industry, relevant ministries and agencies will discuss particularly initiatives and proposals that will be included in a long-term program of development of the Russian segment of the Internet and related industries is growing and developing through the use of Internet technologies”, — informs the press-service of the Kremlin.

The forum agenda

The main theme of the forum will discuss initiatives and proposals of Iran on the development of the Internet in Russia developed within the instructions of the President of Russia from may 19, and is made in the form of proposals for the formation of a long-term program of development of Russian Internet and related industries, and road maps.

The forum will be held in the format of a multi-threaded conference and exhibition areas: the Internet Society, Internet Finance, Internet City, Internet Trade, Internet Medicine, Internet Education, Internet + Media, it’s Sovereignty and plenary sessions, and VIP meetings.

To participate in the conference and exhibition “Internet Economy 2015” invited major industry organizations, ministries and departments, Russian IT companies, among them the Institute for the development of the Internet, the Russian Association of electronic communications, Media and communications Union, the Regional public center of Internet technologies, the Ministry of education and Rosobrnadzor, the Ministry of communications and Roskomnadzor, the Ministry of health, the Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of industry and trade, construction Ministry, the Federal tax and customs service, the state Duma, Yandex, Kaspersky Lab.

The main outcome of the forum will be an agreed set of steps and actions for the development of the Internet in all associated sectors of the economy and a single expert opinion on difficult points and points of growth of the Internet economy.

The forum is intended to become a permanent platform for the annual meetings, at which all parties (state, “digital” and “offline” business, society) would feel equal participants in the dialogue, which would be possible the effective development of joint decisions on the development of high-tech industry and related markets.

The economy of Runet

The Russian segment of the Internet in 2014 celebrated its 20th anniversary with an audience of about 80 million people. Access to global network has every second Russian. The total volume of the Internet economy in Russia is 2.2% of GDP.

According to Russian authorities, the Russian Internet will continue to evolve, including through e-Commerce and providing various services, including government. Putin in the message to the Federal Assembly proposed to create an online platform for the export of Russian goods to world markets.

Interest in the Russian Internet market are already showing major foreign companies, particularly China’s Alibaba interested in the proposal of the Russian authorities to establish an electronic platform for Russian companies to world markets.

In addition, Russia has a development Fund of Internet initiatives is a non – profit organization created to assist young professionals and entrepreneurs working in the sphere of information technologies, and to create an enabling environment for the implementation of new high-tech online projects.

Good and evil of the Internet

Recently on the Internet often say in the context of the various challenges, threats and attacks.

So, about the need to counter the appeal of terrorism and extremist ideas on the Internet earlier said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. “Unfortunately, the Internet, which is very much good, he really can carry and evil. It could be advocacy of terrorism and extremist ideas. This, of course, should most emphatically not just a filter, this needs to be stopped and should be done so that the Internet still, really, it was a phenomenon only with a plus sign”, — he said.

“And rather, that the Internet was performing information services. Moreover, it was real information, not zakusochnaya Chernukha”, — said the press Secretary of the head of state.

Peskov said that the spread of the Internet “black ducks” excites far not all. “It is a mistake to think that the proliferation of these black ducks here that it excites the electorate. You see, if a few thousand people or even tens of thousands of people who have nothing to do, they sit all day on the Internet, if it excites them, you do not need to make such big generalizations and speak about all the people”, — said the press Secretary of the President.

In the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, many countries supported a resolution on international information security, which Russia introduced to the UN General Assembly last 17 years. The sponsors this year were made by more than 80 States from all regions of the world.