Deputy Minister of Communication and the Media Rashid Ismailov went to Turkey Republic to participate in the opening of the 9th Forum - Internet Governance Forum. During his stay, the Deputy Minister has marked the importance of the Internet in the development of Russian economy and effective way to build connections between population and the government.


During the opening ceremony, Rashid Ismailov said, “Penetration of broadband access in Russia was 55% by the end of 2013. The number of Internet users has reached 69 mln.people. Over 1 mln.people are working in the Internet economy and similar spheres – around 7 mln.people”.


At the moment, Russia is developing communication infrastructure that will allow to provide high-speed internet access for 97% of Russian population. Besides, government officials will be transferred to electronic document flow.


Deputy Minister also specified the importance of the balance between protection of human rights and provision of internet safety by imposing restrictions that were identified by International treaty about civil and political rights.