According to a bill adopted in the Duma, the lower wing of the Russian parliament on Tuesday, all mobile phones, computers and smartphones sold in the country must be pre-loaded with Russian-origin software and applications .
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved in January 2021 in case of approval of the planned bill will not meet the requirements of the companies sought, the device they sell is expected to be fined up to $ 3 thousand per device.
The bill, which is unclear as to what products the law will cover and how to install software, will be matured by the Russian government in the future.
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Duma deputy Aleksey Kanayev , who justified the bill, said in a statement: “We are trying to make Russian IT companies more competitive with the law proposal. In this way, we will also protect consumer rights. Kullan
Experts, Russian technology companies such as Yandex and Mail.ru support the bill expressed that the country’s dominant market, such as Apple, Samsung and Huawei, such companies are opposed to the offer, he said.
Together, we will see how the decision, which has been taken to expand the control mechanism on the internet and reduce the dependence on the technologies developed by foreign companies, will be shaped in the future. Apple’s approximately $ 3 billion worth of the market can be withdrawn if the offer is enacted.