Russian officials will be transferred to the messenger from VK


The heads of regions are recommended to install Russian messengers by the beginning of June – we are talking about the automated workplace of a civil servant developed by VK (ARM GS). The corresponding instruction was given by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko to the head of the Ministry of Finance Maksut Shadaev, reports

The domestic service works in a browser and combines mail, cloud storage, an internal portal and a calendar. In some government agencies, it is already being used, and by the end of 2023, the federal state system will work on its basis, to which all officials will be connected.

Import substitution is planned for both foreign messengers, such as Telegram and WhatsApp, as well as mail services, cloud office software and video conferencing software.

Experts believe that the introduction of the system is unlikely to radically change
the habits of officials who, against the background of Instagram blocking (Meta’s
network activities are declared extremist in Russia and banned), have begun to promote
their channels in Telegram.

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