Russian BY may by June to receive priority in public procurement

MOSCOW, 1 Feb. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has instructed a number of ministries to have discussed the question of the priority of Russian software over foreign.

The corresponding task was given following the meeting with the participants of the first Russian forum “Internet Economy” held on 22 December 2015.

“The Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of communications of Russia, Ministry of industry and trade of Russia jointly with interested Federal Executive authorities and the NGO “Institute for the Development of the Internet” to submit proposals for changes in legislation to ensure the priority of the software and hardware in procurement”, — stated in the list.

In addition, the President ordered by September to submit proposals for changes in legislation to ensure equal conditions for the companies in the country using the Internet and by April to consider the question of the renewal of the lowered tariffs of insurance contributions for domestic companies engaged in the field of information technology.