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Russia banned the purchasing of foreign software for state and municipal needs
14:50, 20 November 2015
Russia banned the purchasing of foreign software for state and municipal needs

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14:50, 20 November 2015

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Russian Government desided to ban the foreign software, reported Krym Realii. The exceptions are those cases, where there is no analogue in Russia with the necessary functional, technical and operational characteristics, according to a decree, signed on November 20 by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. 

According to the decree, the foreign software and other IT-products will be not allowed to take part in public procurement tenders, if they have two or more Russian analogues.

The Association of European Businesses stated that most of IT-companies are leaving the Russian market in terms of "unclear rules" with state contracts.

Federal Antimonopoly Service and Finance Ministry of Russian Federation were against the decree on limiting the government procurement of foreign software.

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