Russian Information and Communication Technology in a Global Context

  • Svetlana Petukhova
  • Margarita Strepetova
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


At present, the growth rate of Russia’s high-tech sector outstrips significantly the average world indicators: in 2005, for example, information and communication technologies grew by 24.5%; however, the share of Russia’s information sector in total production amounts to about 2% of GDP. The ICT sector in Russia is now in an early phase of development, it can learn from pioneer countries and their historical parallels, notably, countries of the Asian and Pacific region, which have managed, over a short period of time, to make great strides in this area. The rising impact of the Internet on the population’s quality of life can be observed in areas such as health care, education, culture, everyday life, and work. In Russia the ICT sector shows three times higher growth rates than those of the national economy as a whole. Legislation on ICT has laid the foundation for market liberalization.


Governmental Support Venture Fund Mobile Internet Service Russian Labour Market Average Annual Revenue 
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  • Svetlana Petukhova
  • Margarita Strepetova

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