The head of Roskomnadzor Alexey Zharov said at the St. Petersburg international economic forum that Russia should establish a national messenger. It is reported TASS.
“The main trend of development of Internet in Russia is a substitution. We need our own national software platform services,” he said, noting that Russia already has its own search engine, social network, postal service.
Speaking about the necessity of the emergence of national messenger, Zharov said: “We now use only foreign. He (the messenger) need to reflect national identity is such a messenger will need to use the features of our language. About 300 million people in the world use Russian services”, – said the head of Roskomnadzor.
At the moment Russia has developed several instant messengers. Among them 4talk cloud, as well as ICQ and Agent Mail.ru supported Mail.Ru Group.
We will remind, recently announced plans to create in Russia a national mobile OS, and last year was loudly discussed the idea of the “Russian Internet” called “Cheburashka”. Their assistance in creating the last invited experts from North Korea.
As you know, in April 2015, the Ministry of communications approved a plan for import substitution. According to the document, mobile operating systems belong to the category of programs for which there is no competitive domestic products: the share of imports in this segment now stands at 95%, but by 2025 should be reduced to 50%.