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Russian companies should choose foreign software cautiously — minister

The Wall Street Journal report saying US security services plan to increase sharply the amount of information intercepted in Russia causes serious concerns, Nikolai Nikiforov said

MOSCOW, March 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian companies are not banned to buy and use foreign software, but they should choose their partners in information technologies carefully due to intensification of foreign information intelligence, Russian Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov stated on Wednesday.

“We do not plan to impose any sanctions. But when it is stated overtly that several countries are about to launch large-scale information spying in Russia in the near future, these revelations evidently orient Russian contractors, primarily state contractors, contractors from state-run companies at quite careful selection of their partners in information technologies, both software and hardware,” Nikiforov said.