1 Jun 2023 17:16

PM Mishustin seeking to expand presence of Russian IT companies abroad through 'digital attachés'

NIZHNY NOVGOROD. June 1 (Interfax) - "Digital attaches", who will support the exporting of Russian software, should appear soon at Russian trade missions in foreign countries, namely 26 countries, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at the CIPR Conference 2023 on Russia's digital economy.

Speaking at the CIPR Conference plenary session on the topic "Digital independence of industrial Russia", Mishustin noted that many domestic achievements could be applied successfully both domestically and in "friendly" countries.

"As part of solidifying Russian-Belarusian cooperation, preparations are underway for future joint projects aimed at introducing industrial software at enterprises. I think that their presentation could occur as soon as July in Yekaterinburg" during the Innoprom international exhibition, the prime minister said.

Mishustin noted that realizing Russia's export potential is one of the priority vectors for development.

"We have created a special mechanism that will help expand the presence of Russian IT companies in foreign markets. We are talking about a so-called 'digital attaché' service, which will cooperate with trade missions in foreign countries," Mishustin said.

Mishustin added, "These employees will appear soon in twenty-six countries worldwide, including in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America, and the Caribbean."

There will be support for exporting domestic software in their area of responsibility, Mishustin explained.