Putin, Hinting at Sanctions, Warns on Risks of Foreign Software

Nov. 24, 2021, 2:31 PM

President Vladimir Putin ordered top executives of state companies to speed efforts to shift to domestic software, hinting that future rounds of western sanctions could leave them cut off from the imported programs they rely on.

“Colleagues need to understand that at some point even what they use today will, for well-known reasons -- we won’t speak of sad topics here -- simply be closed off and that’s it,” Putin told government officials in a televised videoconference Wednesday.

He endorsed a proposal to make top executives at state companies personally responsible for failing to meet targets to shift to domestic ...

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