The beta version of the Russian analogue of Google Play will appear in May

The beta version of the Russian online application store, similar to Google Play, will appear before the end of May, Maksut Shadayev, head of the Ministry of Digital Development, said on the air of the Russia 24 channel.

According to him According to the ministry, the ministry has reached relevant agreements with major Russian big tech companies, including the VK group, which will develop the platform. 

«This is not done for budget money, we think it is very important that it be a full-fledged ecosystem that would develop on its own would be regulated by the largest market participants,” Shadayev said.

It was reported yesterday that Russian schools from January 1, 2023 will be able to use analogues of programs Microsoft

In addition, Russia is preparing to launch two more app stores to replace Google Play. 


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