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Putin says he supports “minimal” Internet restrictions
President Vladimir Putin said he was in favor of only “minimal” restrictions on the Internet, but added that he expected Russian citizens to respond with a forceful promotion of Moscow’s views to any “hostile” publications online. Putin made the comments during a meeting with young IT professionals taking part in the N...
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21 July 2015
Personal data storage law: Russian authorities might postpone Sept. 1 deadline
Russia will address Internet firms’ concerns about meeting a deadline to comply with a law forcing them to move the personal data of Russian citizens onto servers inside the country, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday. Under a law last year, Internet sites that store the personal data of Russian citizens must do so on Russian servers from September. Moscow has said the law is aimed at p...
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21 July 2015
Putin signs ‘right to be forgotten’ bill into law
The Russian President has signed into force the act that orders all internet search engines to delete links leading to spurious or dated information about Russian citizens should they request it....
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21 July 2015
Global players challenged by new Russian law on personal data storage
Just two months before the new Russian law on personal data storage will come into effect, many international players are implementing the necessary steps to comply with it....
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7 July 2015
Government-backed accelerator GenerationS aims to stimulate startups within Russian corporations
State-owned fund of funds RVC has launched GenerationS 2015, the second edition of its annual initiative to stimulate innovation in large Russian companies. Corporations associated with this “corporate accelerator” include mobile operator MTS, hydroelectricity firm RusHydro, construction group Morton, national savings bank Sberbank, Johnson & Johnson, and more....
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4 June 2015
Are Facebook moderators “pro-Russian?” Ukrainian president and Facebook founder involved in online controversy
Is Facebook’s moderation team pro-Russian? Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and Mark Zuckerberg in person got involved in the controversy last week after thousands of Ukrainian users accused the social network of taking down or blocking posts and accounts from Ukraine....
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18 May 2015
Russia’s media watchdog slaps site with warning over religious cartoon
Russia’s media watchdog has issued a warning to an online news site for publishing a religiously themed caricature that lampooned “one of the faiths,” despite an appeal to avoid such cartoons in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack....
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20 January 2015
BLOOMBERG HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SOME “PUTIN’S FRIENDS” WANT TO PURCHASE VEDOMOSTI
Businessmen, close to the Russian president Vladimir Putin, are going to purchase Vedomosti, published Bloomberg with a reference to the three sources.  ...
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16 October 2014
RVC WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION HAS SUBMITTED THE SECOND REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGY OF INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FOR THE PERIOD UP TO 2020
RVC with the assistance of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian federation has released the second open expert analytical report "Russia - Course on Innovation" on the implementation of the Strategy of Innovative Development of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2020. The research was prepared in joint effort with development institutions, expert community, and market parti...
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15 October 2014
WHAT THE MARKET IS EXPECTING IN THE PERIOD WHEN BUDGETS ARE BEING CUT
Experts in St.Petersburg will discuss the perspectives of industry development – 15 October in 13.00 during TASS PR Center – Advertising and Marketing Festival Mercuri.Regions.  ...
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14 October 2014
PORTAL FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES – 10 MLN.SUBSCRIBERS
The Minister of Communication and the Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov congratulated via video-conference communication the citizen of Barnaul – Vladimir Saklakov, he became a 10 mln. registered user of Government Services Portal.  ...
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14 October 2014
RUSSIA IS OPEN FOR INNOVATIONS
Russian Government has supported 13 thousand innovational projects in 2007-2013, total amount of investments – 700 bln.RUB.  ...
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14 October 2014
MEDVEDEV: RUSSIA HAS INVESTED 135 BLN.RUB IN RESEARCHES AND COOPERATION OF UNIVERSITIES AND INDUSTRIES
Dmitry Medvedev (Prime Minister) announced that during last years, the government has invested 135 bln.RUB in the development of researches. He marked – specialists, who work in innovational centers – core of educational system. He also has reminded about the program Global Education, which is being implemented in Russia, “Those who want to study for master, post-graduate program...
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14 October 2014
ONCE AGAIN ABOUT ERA-GLONASS AND VAS
ERA-Glonass’s commercialization depends on government and the market.  ...
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13 October 2014
VOIP IS DEAD – VOIP IS ALIVE!
How law amendments will influence the national market VoIP? When IP telephony in Russia will be fully legalized? Will VoIP operators receive the right to provide numbers for subscribers?  ...
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8 October 2014
SKYPE WILL RECEIVE NUMBERS
Authors of famous amendments to the Law about Communication – forbid the number replacement for international and intercity calls, have reviewed their decision regarding the internet-telephony. The Deputy Yaroslav Nilov is assured that lawmakers are not going to “ruin” this market, on contrary – are going to delete all barriers on the way to receive IP telephony number capa...
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8 October 2014
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION IN FINANCE ADVERTISING CAN BE INCREASED IN RUSSIA
Russian Population Front has provided to increase penalties for violation in financial advertising. The lower limit is suggested to increase from 100 till 300 thousand RUB.  ...
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8 October 2014
RUSSIA AND BELARUS ARE READY TO LAUNCH NEW SUPER SOFTWARE
1,37 bln.RUB will be provided during the coming 4 years for SKIF-Nedra (software developed by Russia and Belarus).  ...
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8 October 2014
NIKOLAI NIKIFOROV: AS A MINISTER, I SHOULD PROBABLY NOT SAY THIS, BUT ….
Head of the Ministry of Communication in Russia, Nikolai Nikiforov suggested cellular operators to increase the cost for LTE/4G services. According to him, prices on mobile internet didn’t change, while there is a new communication format. Experts consider that it is impossible to increase prices: first of all, operators do not distinguish communication services of 2nd and 3rd generation and...
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3 October 2014
MEDT OF RUSSIA: IT MARKET IN RUSSIA WILL GROW FOR MORE THAN 6% BY 2017
According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, IT market volume is being evaluated in 698 bln.RUB (102,2% in comparable prices towards 2013 level).  ...
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26 September 2014
NIKOLAI NIKIFOROV TOLD STUDENTS ABOUT ICT DEVELOPMENT
The Minister of Communication and the Mass Media in Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov performed with a lecture at the International University in Moscow, during which, he told students about the activity of the Ministry of Communication and the role of ICT in the development of the economy.  ...
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26 September 2014
DECISION WHETHER TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGICAL PROJECTS BY NATIONAL WEALTH FUND (NWF) WILL BE MADE IN A YEAR
Russian Government set a task to the Ministries to solve the question of co-financing of Russian projects in the sphere of new technologies from the funds of NWF, in order to increase the competitiveness of companies, the decision should be made by November 2015.  ...
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24 September 2014
REFORM: UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION SERVICES – START IN VOLOGDA
First tripartite agreement was signed between the Ministry of Communication (Nikolai Nikiforov), Rostelecom (Sergey Kalugin) and Vologda Region Administration (Oleg Kuvshinnikov) about cooperation in terms of reform about universal communication services.  ...
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22 September 2014
STATE DUMA WANTS TO BAN THE USE OF TAXI SERVICE UBER
Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on transport, the Deputy from LDPR Alexander Starovoitov suggested to ban the use of mobile taxi app Uber in Russia.  ...
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18 September 2014
KREMLIN SUPPORTS THE IDEA ABOUT LIMITED PARTICIPATION OF FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES IN THE MASS MEDIA
Law draft about limitation of foreign shares in the Russian media assets was supported in Kremlin. It was published by Vedomosti on 18th September with a reference to the Administration of the President and State Duma, “The initiative is going not against international practice and in some cases repeats it”.  ...
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18 September 2014
UNAVAILABLE WI-FI. HOW GOVERNMENT’S INITIATIVES WILL REFLECT ON FREE INTERNET PROVIDERS
Alexey Batilin, General Director Activity Group BTL&Trade marketing Mary Meeker, one of the most famous internet analysts in the world published in her personal blog the report about internet trends. She told how much time users from different countries spend looking at PC, tablets and mobile phones’ screens. Russians spend till 400 mint of their time in internet sessions.  ...
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12 September 2014
YOTA WANTS TO ASK FAS TO OPEN A CASE AGAINST MTS
Yota (Megafon’s subsidiary) is planning to file a case in Federal Antimonopoly Services against MTS, as MTS is blocking app Yota work for its subscribers.  ...
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11 September 2014
RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE GOING TO REFUSE FROM USD IN RECIPROCAL PAYMENTS
Russia and China will most likely partially not use USD in reciprocal payments. Half of country’s trade turnover is planned to be transited on Rubles and Yuan, said Deputy Minister of Finance Alexey Moiseev. It will happen when China cut off the restrictions on currency operations for Russian contractors.  ...
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11 September 2014
SEARCH ENGINES WILL BE REGULATED.
State Duma deputies suggested American company Google create a subsidiary in Russia. Motive – is to control Russian company’s business. Google is being blamed for cooperation with Security Service Ukraine and transfer of Russian users’ data.  ...
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11 September 2014
THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION MADE FALSE THREATS TO APPLE
The Ministry of Communication had threatened with strict examination of new smartphones by Apple if they not operate in all 4G networks, deployed in Russia. Such announcement was made by Nikolay Nikiforov.  ...
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11 September 2014
THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION THREATENS TO MAKE MORE SEVERE EXAMINATION FOR IPHONE DUE TO LTE ACCESS POLICY
Nikolai Nikiforov said: "Important question for Apple is – why they do not include support of several small LTE networks in Russia and had made a strange cult from this”. Several operators “should stay in the line and pass strange examinations”.  ...
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10 September 2014
REPRESENTATIVES FROM MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION RUSSIA VISITED SINGAPORE WITH WORKING VISIT
The Ministry of Communication participated in the 5th Meeting of Russian-Singapore Intergovernmental Committee of the high level with participation of Deputy Chairman Russian Government Igor Shuvalov.  ...
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10 September 2014
LISOVENKO SUGGESTED TO REFUSE FROM IPHONE 6 AS PART OF SANCTIONS
The Deputy didn’t like the fact that Russian population facilitates the development of American Apple Company. Alexey Lisovenko, Public Official, wants to forbid the import of iPhone 6 mobile phones to Russia. Such plans he announced on his Twitter page. “I consider Apple products shouldn’t be on Russian market. This is our answer to sanctions”.      ...
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9 September 2014
The Moscow Government’s IT department will help the process of public WiFi networks user identification
The Moscow Government is considering the possibility to identify public WiFi networks users with by their personal social cards, - the cities IT Department manager Artyom Yermolayev reported yesterday to the media. According to him, Moscow government’s IT department is ready to start the preps for such a process.    ...
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9 September 2014
MEDVEDEV: INTERNET CANNOT STAY UNSUPERVISED.
Our attempts to regulate Internet can be not ideal.  ...
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8 September 2014
THE COMMUNICATOR WENT TO OFFICIALS
Ex-Head of Department Design and Development of Corporate Portals Vimpelcom Alexander Pavlovich has started to work in the Ministry of Communication. On his new place, he is responsible for e-government – development, design and promotion of users’ interfaces to government services for population.  ...
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3 September 2014
President Putin supports Communication Ministry’s proposals to reform the civil satellite communication system
Proposals to reform the principles of satellite communications industry, prepared jointly by the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications and Russian Space Agency, were supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ministry of Communications said on Tuesday.    ...
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3 September 2014
Russian Parliament decided to reduce the time of servers transferring to Russia because of sanctions
Servers containing Russian citizens personal data transferring process to Russia must be speeded up, according to a legislative act brought into the Duma (Parliament of Russia) on the 1st of September.  ...
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2 September 2014
The ISS company (“Information Satellite Systems”) will not suffer much from the sanctions
Economical sanctions from the Western countries won’t have a significant impact on the activity of JSC "M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems" (ISS) in the next two years.    ...
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1 September 2014
The terms of LTE frequencies bidding may be re-considered
The Ministry of Economic Development is unhappy with the results the State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF)’s July meeting and asks to reconsider the decision on the allocation of frequencies LTE networks.    ...
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29 August 2014
THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPRESSED CLAIMS TO STATE COMMITTEE OF RADIO FREQUENCIES (SCRF) ABOUT DISTRIBUTION OF LTE NETWORKS’ FREQUENCIES
SCRF made a decision to sell the right to use frequencies for LTE networks 2570-2620 MHz on the auction. Now this band is being provided for TV signal broadcast by MMDS technology. The commission auctioned two federal lots: 2570-2595 MHz and 2595-2620 MHz.  ...
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29 August 2014
RUSSIAN SWIFT: WITHOUT GULLIVER AT THE MOMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Russia have prepared a law draft – creating of Russian interbank network for safe data transfer and payments.  ...
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28 August 2014
The number of LTE base stations in Russia increased to reach 21.6K by the end of QII
LTE network in Russia is experiencing a booming growth. According to Roskomnadzor, the number of LTE base stations increased from 12.3 thousand at the end of 2013 to 21.6 thousand by the end of the second quarter of 2014, thus signifying the growth with a 75% CAGR.  ...
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27 August 2014
RUSSIA IS AIMED AT DEVELOPMENT OF ICT
The Ministry of Communication Nikolai Nikiforov had a meeting with General Secretary of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Hamadoun Touré in terms of his official visit to Moscow. Sides discussed the perspectives of international communication in ICT sphere.  ...
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26 August 2014
BANKS WANT TO RECEIVE DATA ABOUT LOAN GUARANTORS AND EMPLOYERS
Russian bankers are going to receive data about revenue not only about borrowers but their guarantors as well from Federal Tax Authorities and Pension Russian Fund.  ...
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26 August 2014
METRO WILL RECEIVE THE PROGRAM OF WI-FI USERS’ IDENTIFICATION
Maxima Telecom – operator of Wi-Fi in Moscow metro, the company has developed software for identification of users.    ...
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26 August 2014
The Ministry of Communications is offering to extend the transition period in the Crimea until 2017
According to the drafts of the regulation document of the communications industry in the Crimea during the transition period, Ukrainian telecom operators will be able to work under Ukrainian licenses in Crimea until the end of 2017.    ...
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26 August 2014
An unlucky “Devil’s Dozen”
It is a well-known fact that August in Russia is fraught with troubles and tragedies for many years. In this August, no tragedies are happened yet and hopefully will not happen. But one trouble has happened indeed. It came through from the native government, and, that no one doubted about the consequences, in happened on August 13th....
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25 August 2014
The State Duma will return antipiracy amendments in the second reading
Amendments to the anti-piracy law are likely to be radically revised. The State Duma of Russia deputies are ready to return to the idea of ​​extrajudicial sites blocking in cases when the franchisor directly accesses the Internet site and asking them to remove the content which is illegal in his opinion. Compensation for the violation of intellectual property rights will could become an innovation...
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25 August 2014
THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION IS WORKING ON FEEDBACK
Today Ministry of Communication will identify the tender’s winner for improvement of informational automated system Federal Telephone Center for Collection of Citizen Opinions Regarding the Quality of Government Services. The cost of the contract is 15 mln.RUB. There are two participants – ZAO Krikunov and Partners Business Systems and Rostelecom Company.  ...
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25 August 2014