Russia Has a Lot of Potential in Digital Economy Leadership

19 april 2019 | RBC

Russia has a lot of potential for leading the world in digital economy, said Sergey Leschenko, Deputy Head of the project management office for the Digital Economy of Russia Program at the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, telling RBC journalists about the state strategy in this field and assessing the criteria used to compile various national digital development rankings.

Sergey Leschenko
Sergey Leschenko
Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program

"We have a fairly well developed infrastructure and a high degree of involvement in the digital economy among the population, we've also got a pretty well developed digital government and good educational and research resources in a number of critical fields such as mathematics, computer science and physics," Mr. Leschenko stressed.

It should be noted that the Digital Economy Program is to be implemented by 2024. The program comprises six federal national projects: regulation of digital economy, human resources for digital economy, information infrastructure, information security, information technologies, digital state governance.

Source: RBC