The Kremlin was replaced by a system of media monitoring to “Katyusha”

The company “M 13” the owner of the rights to monitoring system “Katyusha” became a new provider, monitoring of publications in mass media and social networks for the administration of the President and the government, “Vedomosti” reports with reference to the procurement website.

As follows from the tender documentation, the system can be obtained for the management of the press service and information of the President and the Department of press service and information of the Cabinet. The price of the contract before the end of the year, 79 million rubles information about the purchase placed the Ministry of communications on September 13. The procurement was conducted from a single supplier: in may, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the selection of a single contractor.

A source in the government staff and the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed the “Vedomosti” a change in the system of media monitoring. According to Peskov, the new system used by the heads of administration, members of the staff of the government and other members of senior management. “The system is happy, she is constantly modernizarea”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.

Previously, the presidential administration and the government used to monitor media and social media system “Medialogia”. An employee of the company told “Vedomosti” that the officials did not renew the contract. “Medialogia” arranged officials, the source told the newspaper. However, according to him, the approval for the renewal of the contract did not give the FSB, as part of the shares of the company owned by offshore companies.

Currently it is not, write “Vedomosti”: according to “SPARK-Interfax”, 92% “Medialogia” belongs to “IBS holding” (75% owned by Anatoly Karachinsky, 25% — to Sergey Matzikama), and 8% — to General Director of “Medialogia” Alexander Volkov. Close to the “Medialogia” people confirmed that, when the question about prolongation of the contract, the owners were offshore.

“M 13”, as follows from the data “SPARK-Interfax” belongs to the company “Luka”. The owners in equal shares — Vladislav Klyushin and Olga Peshkova. The development of “Katyusha” was launched in 2011, but the certificate on the state registration of the program received only in March of this year, follows from the data of the Ministry of communications.

The General Director of “M 13” Alexander Badikov said that “Katyusha” was developed by private investors without government funds. According to him, “Katyusha” is already in use in the organizations subordinated by the Ministry of defense and a number of departments and state agencies and large commercial companies.