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State giants move to develop Russia’s national IT platform

The goal is to render imports completely redundant

Apr 24, 2015
Rosatom and Rustec, two of Russia’s largest government-owned corporations responsible for nuclear energy and dual-purpose high technology, respectively, are pooling efforts in a project to develop a national IT platform for sectors that deal with commercial and state secrets, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

According to Valentin Kostyukov, who heads the RFYATS-VNIIEF federal nuclear center in the town of Sarov 460km east of Moscow, his Center (a Rosatom asset) and Rustec have finalized detailed agreements on joint project implementation.

"We have agreed that a Rosatom-led consortium of nuclear energy companies will take responsibility for the software component of the effort, while Rustec and its assets will take care of the hardware component," Mr. Kostyukov explained.

If the partners pull it off, the project is expected to help Russia say nay to foreign hardware and software solutions and switch completely to the new domestic platform in 2017 already.