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Search engines and navigators are the first programs that will be mandatory for installation on Russian smartphones. This is stated in the draft decree of the government of the Russian Federation, published on the portal of legal acts.

According to the document, the new rule will work for smartphones from 1 July 2020. However, assumed different dates for the entry into force of requirements for software needs to be pre-installed on the gadgets.

After these services are instant messengers, social networks, antivirus, mail agents and programs providing access to e-government infrastructure. Them preset will begin from July 2021. Since that time the new requirement will apply to software for the use of national payment instruments for payment of goods, works and services.

Since July, 2022 is required to be preset programs, providing audiovisual services and applications with free access to a nationwide mandatory public TV channels or radio channels.

the Law on a ban to sell electronic devices without Russian signed BY Vladimir Putin. According to the authors, this will allow you to use equipment without having to install additional mobile applications operating in Russia. In addition, the initiative will protect local developers.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov explained that the adoption of a law related to antitrust issues. He stressed that the authorities have no intention to limit the freedom of the Internet.

In February, the FAS prepared the concept of regulations to the law. According to them, Apple, Google and Microsoft will be obliged to give the option to completely remove the apps included with the device out of the box.

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