“We have agreed with the Prime Minister that we will modify in the course of the meeting with industries and make the appropriate amendments. Here I assume that they will do so,” said Putin, asking to work as quickly as possible.

“the Meaning of such a complex action needs to be to Russia was made globally competitive environment for IT professionals to achieve their creative and business potential here, in the country”, – said the head of state.

According to him, “it is necessary to develop the legal framework to create conditions for long-term sustainable development of our high-tech companies.” “I ask the government to prepare proposals on creating a comfortable and competitive regulatory regime, including decisions on complex “tax manoeuvre”, which could stimulate the IT sector”, – Putin said.

the President also instructed to study the question of preferential access to electricity for datacenters – this will enable businesses to reduce costs, and thus make their services more accessible to citizens.

Putin also reminded that the approved long-term strategy for the development of artificial intelligence. “Its implementation must be taken a calculated step-by-step action plan. I know that the government is now preparing in this direction a separate Federal project, be asked to strengthen this work in the shortest time approve the project and proceed to its implementation”, – said the head of state.

“it is Necessary to eliminate barriers to start and support promising projects in the field of information technology,” he said.

Putin asked the government and the Duma to expedite the completion and adoption of the law on experimental legal regimes, the so-called regulatory sandboxes, when in compliance with all norms and safety requirements are fulfilled in practice promising solution. “At the most, of course, strict control is field for experiments, of course, should be. The control should be, of course. But freedom of action must be granted to colleagues,” – said the Russian leader.

the Government will soon work on the issue of tax maneuver and other measures to support the sector IT, said Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. And soon the President will be specific proposals to stimulate the development of the industry, he said.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.