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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in the country to come pre- installed with Russian software. The law has been presented as a way to help Russian IT firms compete with foreign companies and spare consumers
Putin wants Russian apps to be pre- installed with devices that will go on sale in Russia . This is being done to make those applications more The bill is put forward to help Russian software companies thrive by promoting their products on the devices sold in the domestic market and try to
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday that will require manufactures of smartphones, computers, and Smart TVs to install Russian software on them before they can be sold in the country.
The move has raised concerns over state surveillance and prompted fears that companies could pull out of the Russian market.
It isn't known yet which apps will make the list and for what purposes they will be used.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in the country to come pre- installed with Russian software. Some electronics retailers say the legislation was adopted without consulting them.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on the law requiring most electronics sold in the country to be pre-bundled with domestically produced software. Vendors who don't install software from a Russian developer will face a cash fine.
The legislation states the Russian government will come up with a list of the Russian software that would need to be installed before sale.
Apple, Samsung, and Huawei are among some of the manufacturers that would be impacted.
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov suggested the move was taken to help Russian developers compete, stating to Russia's state news agency TASS that the bill was targeting "antitrust activity." But the Association of Trading Companies and Manufacturers of Electrical Household and Computer Equipment, known by its acronym RATEK, warned that some tech firms may simply pull out of the Russian market.
The law, which some have dubbed the "law against Apple" since the company has a firm policy of selling products with third-party apps pre-installed, is expected to come into effect in July 2020.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in the country to come pre- installed with Russian software. The country’s mobile phone market is dominated by foreign companies including Apple, Samsung and Huawei.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in The law, which will come into force on July 1 next year, has been met with resistance by some electronics retailers, who say the legislation was adopted without consulting them.
Russia has taken a number of steps in recent months towards creating its own, independent internet.
In May, Putinnew measures that would enable the creation of a national network that is able to operate separately from the rest of the world. The network remained largely theoretical at the time, with few practical details disclosed.
That law followed a package of legislation that aimed at curtailing internet freedom by allowing authorities to jail individuals for those who insult government officials online or spread misinformation.
Homegrown technologies have also come under pressure in Russia, too. Last year, encrypted messaging app Telegram was banned in the country, and an intense blocking campaign was launched against it as users attempted to bypass the restrictions.
Russia: Putin calls on the ruling party to take responsibility
The 19th Congress of the United Russia Party was held on Saturday, November 23 in Moscow in the presence of its President Dmitry Medvedev and its founder in 2001 Vladimir Putin. This political formation, which supported the personal ascension of Vladimir Putin, is today confronted with a severe unpopularity. In a speech to regional governors and deputies, the Russian president called on all elected officials to take up their responsibilities.
With our correspondent in Moscow, Étienne Bouche
Although he was largely re-elected in 2018, Vladimir Putin knows that the elected officials who support him no longer have the favor of public opinion. Generally perceived as leaders clinging to their power, the representatives of United Russia crystallize today the popular discontent aggravated by an economy at half mast.
Vladimir Putin has strongly insisted, elected officials must inspire confidence: "For the party, the most important is to be with people, to know precisely their expectations, their needs, their problems, respond to them and without delay. I ask you to focus on the goals of all national projects so that people perceive positive changes in their lives. »
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A message that is as much for the people as it is based on a representation rooted in popular culture: the Tsar is not responsible for the negligence of the officials. A division of roles that allows President Putin to maintain a strong confidence index.
"A leader is someone who sets the example, who takes people with him," said Vladimir Putin, who demands more than others. The role of the ruling party is not to lead, but to serve. Serve the Russian people.
In previous polls, some executives have made the choice to present themselves without a label. Dmitry Medvedev curtly scolded them. The aim of this congress: to put the party back in the saddle with a view to the legislative elections of 2021.
Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech .
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that his government was resigning to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out the changes he wants to make to the constitution. © Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak before a meeting with government members in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2020. The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new prime minister.