the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin convinced that Russia needs a technological breakthrough, and the government is ready to create favorable environment for IT-business and new innovations. He stated this today, speaking in the state Duma with the report on the work of his Cabinet of Ministers.
As pointed out by the Prime Minister, “there is a rapid digital transformation in all spheres of life of society.” “This opens up more opportunities for people and business. Companies, and entire Nations depend heavily on the hardware and software. And leaders are those who can provide comfortable and high-quality technological solutions as quickly as possible to implement them at home and to offer other countries. The rest, unfortunately, is destined to be mere consumers, without their own digital platforms, software and development”, — said Mishustin.
According to him, Russia “technological breakthrough”. “We need to develop new areas, including artificial intelligence,” — said the head of government.
He said that he prepared “a set of measures for accelerated development of IT industry”. “We have embarked on a tax maneuver for the Russian IT companies. The government has submitted to the State Duma the necessary amendments to the legislation. Will create the most favourable environment for IT business and the birth of new innovations. To run them you will be including in experimental modes, so-called sandboxes. And we hope that the bill will be you, colleagues, adopted today,” — said Mishustin.
on the Eve of the state Duma adopted in the second reading the bill on the pilot legal regimes for digital innovation, the third reading is scheduled for July 22.
Add in the end of may the Chairman of the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin said that the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19, actualized the question of turning Russia from the oil economy to the knowledge economy and technology. “There has arrived the most critical moment to turn from the oil economy to the knowledge economy and technologies”, — said the head of the controlling Department in an article for the newspaper “Kommersant”.
He recalled that “before the crisis, and the role of hydrocarbons in the world was reviewed, including due to climatic changes and discussions about the future of the planet, now this becomes even more relevant.” “Oil production in Russia will not fall, but the rent that was past 20 years, we will be gone. For the entire economic policy, including budgetary policies, is a key challenge if non-oil sector will develop more actively. “Rent” will now give new technological and innovative solutions, a number of innovations, but only if we stay ahead of the curve,” said Kudrin.
he is convinced that it is necessary without delay to make a real turn to the support of private initiative. “We need more freedom. To save his influence for Russia, with its population and territory there can be output only in a multiple increase in performance in the forced introduction of technology, digital and management innovations. And innovation requires a different institutional and regulatory environment,” — said the head of the accounts chamber.
He also lamented that “in recent years, conversations about the support of private initiative has become a ritual, a real reversal to the support of private initiative, which has been repeatedly stated, not happening.”
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