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Putin said that Russia should become a leader in the IT-sphere


This week, the largest state corporations distributed among themselves the themes of the national project Digital Economy. The Government event took place in the Kremlin on July 10, attended by President Vladimir Putin. This ceremony actually determined the future of Russia.

Agreements were signed at the ceremony between the Government and important Russian state corporations, such as Sberbank, Russian Railways, Rostelecom, etc., in the areas of "Artificial Intelligence", "Quantum Communications", "Wireless Communication of the New Generation", "Technologies for Creating New Materials and Substances", "Quantum Sensors", etc.

The Russian President shared his thoughts on the importance of developing IT-technologies. He is sure that “these directions, without any doubt, determine the economy of the future not only of our country but also of the world. Their use can provide a real breakthrough for Russia”.

“The global competition for the technology of the future has already developed. And our task is not to waste time, to do everything to become one of the leaders, to guarantee Russia technological sovereignty, a worthy place among the leading players in promising new markets, ” Vladimir Putin said.

World experience shows that the corporate sector provides up to 80% of successful research and development. In this situation, the Government can provide large companies with all the necessary assistance and support for the development of high-tech areas.

As a reminder, the Russian Government approved the national program "Digital economy" and allocated 1 trillion rubles (217 billions $) from the Federal budget for the implementation of the presidential task — in six years to triple domestic investment in the digital economy, to create a modern, safe and accessible to all IT-structure, to transfer state agencies mainly to Russian software. In other words, the Government decided to move from the category of countries with developing economies to the list of developed economies at the expense of IT-projects.
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