Ministry for digital development, communications and mass communications is going to require manufacturers to install Russian apps on smartphones and tablets, which are exported to Russia. The Department has prepared the corresponding bill.

“I support the idea. No matter how quality will be domestic application. This requirement is imposed by Russian legislation. You’re not surprised when buying the TV it has Russian language. It is convenient for the user, moreover, Russian language is the state. In respect of applications for smartphones and tablets — all exactly the same. Importantly, the app was useful and necessary”, — said the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev in conversation with IA “NSN”.

The only question is how will develop the criteria to be performed by the manufacturer during the certification and exports from their factories, said Marinichev.

Previously, the FAS has prepared amendments to the law on communications. The amendments require manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers to preinstall on their domestic programs (browser, antivirus, Navigator, messenger).

The initiative was supported by Mail.ru Group, MTS, MegaFon, Kaspersky Lab, RUSSOFT. Voted against the Association of trading companies and europamerica of electrical and computer engineering. It includes Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Google, Philips and others.

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