MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to ensure the technological independence and security of Russia's critical information infrastructure. The document was published on Wednesday and it comes into force from the date of signing.
According to the decree, the acquisition of foreign software for critical information infrastructure without the consent of the authorized executive body is banned starting from March 31.
Thus, customers (except for organizations with municipal participation) cannot purchase foreign software "to use it on their own significant sites of the critical information infrastructure of the Russian Federation", as well as "services necessary for the use of such software on these sites", without approval from the federal executive body authorized by the government of the Russian Federation, the document said.
Such infrastructure includes information systems and telecommunication networks critical for the operation of key areas - healthcare, manufacturing industry, communications, transport, energy, financial sector, and municipal facilities.
In addition, government agencies were banned from using foreign software at critical information infrastructure facilities starting from January 1, 2025. According to the decree, published on Wednesday on the official website of legal information, the document was signed "to ensure the technological independence and security of critical information infrastructure".
From January 1, 2025, "state authorities and customers are prohibited from using foreign software on their significant objects of critical information infrastructure," the document said.
Within a month the Russian government is expected to approve the requirements for software used by government agencies at critical information infrastructure facilities, as well as the rules for coordinating purchases of foreign software and services.