Nation wide Association of the most technically competent software developing companies from Russia
The State Duma will quite soon receive a bill on special economic zones. The national information technology sector has long been looking forward to legislative moves to promote it.
Spending on information and communications technology in Central and Eastern Europe has surpassed EUR 14.4bn in 2004, up 18.4 per cent on the previous year.
Software companies are eager to take advantage of the expected increase in government support for the IT industry and jump-start the developement of a high-tech park in St. Petersburg.
The Russian information technology industry saw rapid growth last year and Russia is well positioned to become a global leader in IT, industry leaders say.
The Russian government will soon announce a unified plan to increase the efficiency of government administration via information technologies.
While Russia's tech centers are hardly investment magnets on a par with the Valley, foreign interest is growing.
Russian engineers and Western venture capitalists have joined forces and created one of the most promising new products on the security market.
Academician Yuri Zhuravlev is sure Russia could make money from science if it could capitalize on research that falls between basic and applied science.
This issue paper outlines some of the major trends and contradictions in the development of information and communications technologies in Russia and explores their impact on Russian society.