Medvedev lifted the ban on the purchase of imported equipment for the security forces


Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has lifted a ban on purchases of foreign goods necessary for the needs of defense and security of the state, introduced in 2013. The corresponding decree of the head of the government published on the official portal of legal information.

In accordance with the document the effect of the ban on the purchase of foreign goods does not apply to the interior Ministry, FSB, FSO, the foreign intelligence Service (SVR), the Federal service for technical and export control (FSTEC) and the Office of the President.

The ban on the admission of foreign goods and works (services) carried out by foreign persons for the needs of defense and security of Russia, was introduced in December 2013.

In June of this year, the Ministry of internal Affairs declared invalid its public auction for the purchase of equipment for cloud infrastructure as both participating in the tender of the company was Chinese.

As he wrote CNews, in the tender documents, the Ministry of internal Affairs indicated that the Agency wants to buy a server processors “x64”, which means “64-bit Intel x86 architecture”. This architecture is not used in any of the known processors of Russian production, said CNews.