MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today the Russian segment of the Internet celebrates its birthday: it turns 27 years old. Congratulations on this date to all those involved in the establishment and development of the Runet – first of all, domestic Internet companies that form the Russian-speaking Internet space.
From the moment of its official birth (registration of the .ru domain) to the present day, Runet has come a long and glorious way. At the end of 2020, its audience amounted to more than 78% of the population of our country – this is more than 95 million people. Russia has a national search engine, national social networks that successfully compete with the products of the world’s IT giants.
Russian state online services and, above all, the portal of state services are an example of the creation and development of a highly functional system of digital public administration.
Runet is the most important part of the Russian economy. According to the RAEC, up to 80% of the domestic economy depends on communication and digital technologies. Of course, this influence will only increase over time, and one of the tasks of the national project “Digital Economy” is to contribute to its strengthening and growth.
Prospects for the development of Runet are directly related to the improvement of IT competencies – both among the population of our country as a whole and among the professional IT community. The Russian Internet was created by specific people – real visionaries of their time. Our task as a state is to ensure the continuity of their knowledge and skills to as many young IT professionals as possible and to create the most favorable environment for technology business in Russia. A set of support measures for the IT industry serve these purposes. It is important that representatives of all the largest domestic Internet companies took part in its formation. This means we are working together. I wish us success in this joint endeavor, and prosperity for the Runet for the good of our country.
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