Russia created a completely sovereign smart house working on the domestic platform

Sberbank began selling home automation devices working through its own cloud. This is a smart button, all kinds of sensors and a hub that unites all these gadgets. They operate on the open Zigbee protocol and therefore are not absolutely afraid of sanctions, like the early Sber devices disconnected from the Chinese Tuya cloud in May 2022.


Dmitry Chernyshenko named “Gosuslugi” the most popular public services in 2023

Between January and July 2023, citizens submitted 336 million applications to gosuslugi service, which is 32% more than the same period last year. It was announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Chernyshenko.


VK’s revenue in the first half of 2023 increased by 36% to 57.3 bln rub

VK's revenue under IFRS in the first half of 2023 increased by 36.3% to 57.3 billion rubles compared to the same period in 2022.


All Inclusive: Russia approved the list of software for pre-installation on electronic devices

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved a list of Russian software that is mandatory for pre-installation on mobile phones, computers and TVs with a digital control unit in 2024. The updated list also includes several Russian video services.


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) develops measurement projects for ict use and internet connectivity. Main outcomes of WTIS 2023.

The 18th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) was held in Geneva (Switzerland) in July.


Building the future together: youth digitalize Africa

On July 28, the Center for Global IT-Cooperation organized the "Sustainable Digital Dialogue: Emerging New Leaders for the IT Industry " plenary session within the Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum.


The Russia-Africa Summit started in St. Petersburg

The first day of the Russia-Africa Summit started in St. Petersburg. All the heads of key states of the continent arrived to the northern capital of Russia, except for Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum overthrown the day before.


The Center took part in T20

Center for Global IT-Cooperation (the Center) became a part of the Think20 (T20) project, which is implemented within annual planned events on the eve of the G20 summit (G20). This year it is chaired by India.