85% of IT specialists who left Russia returned back

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Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the decision to support the IT industry in Russia was very important and fundamental in conditions when specialists began to leave.

According to him, the adoption of measures to support the IT industry was an important decision. “It was accepted instantly, as soon as the first information appeared that our specialists began to leave. By the way, I will tell you that today we see from SIM cards that 85% have returned back,” Mishustin said. He did not explain how IT specialists were identified among the subscribers.

Now, according to the prime minister, long-term solutions are needed, and the contours of the future economy have already begun to emerge. “We see how inflation, the balance of payments, and the situation on the foreign exchange market are changing today,” Mishustin said.

On May 17, the head of the Ministry of Finance Maksut Shadaev said that 80% of Russians who left since February returned to the country. The agency received an analysis from MTS, Beeline, Megafon and Tele2 — how many SIM cards have “left” since the end of February and how many of them have returned.

In March, Natalia Kaspersky said that the outflow of specialists is associated with the “subtle mental organization” of IT specialists: “They are young people, they are largely connected with the West, they worked on Western hardware, such a scrapping of the system makes them tremble, so they need to be calmed down.”

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