Foreign software giants struggle to keep market share in Russia as government favors domestic providers

Russia’s Ministry of Telecommunications recently developed a draft decree limiting the procurement of foreign software. The ministry intends to establish a register of domestic software developers and oblige state agencies and state-owned companies to buy software only from those on the list.

If the registry is missing the necessary software or it does not fit some criteria, organizations will be able to purchase from foreign counterparts, but they will have to submit a written justification, reported Russian business daily Kommersant.

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