• Peskov acknowledged the impossibility of transition of state bodies on the Russian equivalent of the Windows

  • Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov acknowledged that total replacement of foreign software in Russian state bodies is not yet possible. Thus he commented on the publication of the Western media about the plans to replace Microsoft Windows, reports RIA Novosti Wednesday, November 2.

    According to the representative of the Kremlin, work on the creation of domestic software is. "But there is an understanding that, of course, the use of domestic software may where he advanced to an adequate degree, that is where it is comparable with foreign analogues", — said Peskov.

    Thus a press-the Secretary stressed that while the total replacement of the West on Russian counterparts is impossible. "It's possible, if the domestic manufacturers of software will give birth to something better. Then, of course, will direct the feasibility totally go to something more effective", he concluded.

    In November 2015, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution according to which from January 1, 2016, state agencies are required to purchase special software from the national registry. To buy foreign products, they can only in the absence of Russian counterparts, and representatives of the agencies need to write a justification for the purchase of Western software.


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