State-owned companies urged to do more.
Over the next few months, the Russian state-owned companies will need to develop a detailed plan for the complete rejection of foreign software and transition to Russian software. The corresponding Directive was signed today by the first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov. According to the requirements of the authorities, at least 50% of state-owned companies should begin to use domestic instead of foreign to 2021.
Siluanov, the new Directive obliges each state-owned company to develop and adopt a clear plan to abandon foreign software. The plan will need to establish for two months, and then start implementing it. At the request of the government, by 2021, the share of domestic software in the Russian state must exceed 50%. The Directive notes that a similar shift in the domestic software needs to produce and subsidiaries of state companies.
Currently, not all companies are ready for such transition. Moreover, representatives of many public companies believe that the passage of the domestic software can cause a number of problems. For example, a source close to Aeroflot said that the acceleration of import substitution will reduce the company’s revenues, which ticket prices run the risk to grow.
The transition of state-owned companies on the Russian software in 2015 demanded the President Vladimir Putin.