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Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications of the Russian Federation

Company

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332 employees in 2011

Assets

Assets

+ The ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications of the Russian Federation (before the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications)

Activities

Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications Russia — federal executive authority which is engaged in development and implementation of state policy and legal regulation in the following spheres:

  • to information technology sphere (including use of information technologies when forming the state information resources and ensuring access to them),
  • to the sphere of telecommunication (including use and conversion of a radio frequency spectrum) and a mail service,
  • to the sphere of mass communications and media, including electronic (including development of the Internet, systems television (including digital) broadcastings and broadcasting and new technologies in these areas),
  • to the sphere of printing, publishing and polygraphic activity,
  • to the sphere of personal data processing.

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation acts as mail administration of the Russian Federation and performs functions of administration of communication of the Russian Federation at implementation of the international activity in the field of communication.

Heads of the ministry

The head of the ministry is appointed to a position and exempted from it by the Russian President on representation of the Prime Minister. The minister bears the personal responsibility for accomplishment of the powers assigned to the ministry and implementation of state policy in the set field of activity.

Structure and staff of the ministry

Higher body of the government: Government of the Russian Federation.

Subordinated bodies

Subordinated bodies of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications are:

Subordinated organizations

On the middle of 2018:

  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise STC Atlas
  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise SVYAZ-bezopasnost
  • Federal state budgetary Institution Scientific Research Institute Voskhod
  • Federal State Budgetary Institution Gostinitsa Svyazist plus
  • FEDERAL STATE BUDGETARY INSTITUTION TSEKI
  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise MNII Integral
  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise GOSNII TEST
  • Federal State Budgetary Institution Coordination Center of the Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation in ADP Equipment
  • FGUP Russian Post
  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise Pochta Kryma

Team of the minister Konstantin Noskov

For October, 2018 at the minister Konstantin Noskov seven deputies:

The eighth position of the deputy minister is vacant. On this position there will be a deputy who will be responsible for the international direction, first of all, working for promotion of domestic IT and a telecom.

History

2019

Project of calculation of initial cost of frequency lots

On October 9, 2019 it became known what Mintsifra prepared the "Techniques of Determination of the Starting Price of a Subject of an Auction for Obtaining the License for Communication Services Provision using a Radio Frequency Spectrum" project. The document is published on the regulation.gov.ru portal. Read more here.

Publication of the draft resolution on subsidizing of creation of the "industry" centers of State system of detection, prevention and elimination of consequences of computer attacks

On July 30, 2019 it became known that the Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications published the draft resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation[1]in which rules of selection of subsidies for creation of the industry center of the State detection system, warnings and mitigations of consequences of the computer attacks (State system of detection, prevention and elimination of consequences of computer attacks) are regulated. Read more here.

Negotiations with law enforcement agencies on range extension of frequencies for a 5G

On July 26, 2019 it became known that at a meeting State Radio Frequency Commission (SCRF) the deputy Minister of Communications Oleg Ivanov told that "positive negotiations with the power block" concerning transfer of the frequencies of 4.4-4.8 GHz of entrance are conducted 5G. In more detail here.

The order on introduction change in rules of the equipment SORM

On July 5, 2019 it became known that within performance of Article 13 of law No. 374-FZ "About introduction of amendments to the federal law "About Counteraction to Terrorism" the order Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications RUSSIAN FEDERATION makes changes in the Federal Law "About Communication". In particular, in "Rules of use of the equipment of switching systems, including the software, providing accomplishment of the set actions when conducting investigation and search operations. Part III". In more detail here.

The bill of obligatory preset of the Russian applications on smartphones and the PC

On June 28, 2019 it became known that the authorities will oblige smartphone manufacturers to preset on devices which are delivered to Russia, applications of the Russian developers. The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications already prepared the relevant bill which will make necessary amendments to the law "About Communication". Read more here.

New heads of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications opened income. With a big separation the minister is in the lead

On May 27, 2019 the Ministry of digital development published data on the income of government employees among which – 8 deputies head of department. Only three from them – Alexey Volin, Oleg Pak and Alexey Sokolov are natives of a "old" command. They also gained income less other deputy ministers in 2018.

Comparison of income shows that the minister of digital development Konstantin Noskov with a big separation goes ahead of the deputies. Data on its earnings were published in April: for 2018 it made 31.885 million rubles. This amount became record for Noskov.

In property the minister has a land plot of 1581 sq.m., the apartment house of 268 sq.m. and a garage on 18.2 sq.m. The park of motor transport which is owned by Konstantin Noskov includes the Cadillac Escalade car and three motorcycles - KTM 1290, Honda CB 600 FA, Triumph Bonneville T100. Earlier Noskov also had an Opel Astra car, but, judging by declarations, in 2017 he sold it and then got the Triumph motorcycle.

The minister's spouse in a year declared 1.658 million rubles of income. In property at it – the land plot of 1497 sq.m. and the Mercedes Benz GLC 250 car and also the apartment house in use. Its income in comparison with 2017 was reduced – then it made 2.411 million rubles. One of Konstantin Noskov's daughters owns the apartment of 77.9 sq.m. Two other his daughters have no property, there is an apartment house in use.

Konstantin Noskov earns almost twice more, than its with the deputy with the highest income<i> (a photo - the State Duma of the Russian Federation)</i>
Konstantin Noskov earns almost twice more, than its with the deputy with the highest income (a photo - the State Duma of the Russian Federation)

The income of the deputy minister of digital development Oleg Voitenko was about 16.2 million rubles. In property at it 2 land plots of 700 and 600 sq.m and also section under a garage. The official owns the apartment house of 201.5 sq.m and a share in other apartment house, the apartment of 50.6 sq.m and a share in the apartment of 51.9 sq.m, and still the non-residential premise in 48 sq.m. From transport in Voitenko's property – the Infiniti JX35 car.

Voitenko's spouse did not declare income in 2018.

Oleg Voitenko holds the deputy minister\'s position since July, 2018<i> (a photo - kommersant.ru)</i>
Oleg Voitenko holds the deputy minister's position since July, 2018 (a photo - kommersant.ru)

By the amount of ofitsialniy income Voitenko is followed by Mikhail Mamonov: he in 2018 declared 16.05 million rubles. In property at it 2 land plots under the housing estate of 156 and 37 sq.m and a share in the land plot, which total area - 867 sq.m. Also the official owns the apartment house of 314 sq.m and the apartment of 79.4 sq.m. Transport in the declaration of the deputy minister is absent.

Mamonov's spouse in a year earned 920 thousand rubles. From property on it only the Porsche Macan car.

Mikhail Mamonov became a deputy minister in December, 2018. Before he was the managing director for priority projects and development of international trade in the Russian export center<i> (a photo - Alexander Shcherbak / TASS)</i>
Mikhail Mamonov became a deputy minister in December, 2018. Before he was the managing director for priority projects and development of international trade in the Russian export center (a photo - Alexander Shcherbak / TASS)

Evgeny Kislyakov earned about 7.2 million rubles. He owns a ground for agricultural use and the apartment in 52.7 sq.m. Also Kislyakov has shares in 2 apartments of 44.35 and 51.6 sq.m. From transport the deputy minister has a Mazda SH-9 car and Hyundai H1 miniveins.

Evgeny Kislyakov came to the ministry in July, 2018<i> (a photo - the Ministry of digital development)</i>
Evgeny Kislyakov came to the ministry in July, 2018 (a photo - the Ministry of digital development)

Evgeny Kislyakov's wife for 2018 declared income about 600 thousand rubles. She owns the apartment of 77.6 sq.m and shares in apartments 44.35 and 51.6 of sq.m. In the property the spouse of the deputy minister has no vehicles.

But by the main wealth of Kislyakov, perhaps, it is possible to call children – at spouses, according to the declaration, their five. Four of them have shares in apartments.

Maxim Parshin earned 5.9 million rubles. The official in property has a land plot under housing construction of 681 sq.m, the apartment of 52.3 sq.m and a share in the apartment house of 89.9 sq.m. Also it has an Audi A4 car.

Maxim Parshin in the ministry since August, 2018<i> (a photo - d-russia.ru)</i>
Maxim Parshin in the ministry since August, 2018 (a photo - d-russia.ru)

Parshin's wife earned 347 thousand rubles. She has a share in the apartment of 87.7 sq.m., the second half of which belongs to the child, and the Audi A6 car.

The deputy minister Oleg Ivanov for 2018 declared 5.27 million rubles. It possesses 3 seasonal land plots 1,580, 1,343, and 896 sq.m, giving of 140 sq.m under construction, a share to 1/4 two apartments of 36.9 and 72.9 sq.m. According to the declaration, Ivanov in property has no vehicles.

Oleg Ivanov works at the deputy minister\'s post since August, 2018<i> (a photo - kommersant.ru)</i>
Oleg Ivanov works at the deputy minister's post since August, 2018 (a photo - kommersant.ru)

His spouse for the same year earned 1.48 million rubles. As well as the spouse, she possesses a share to 1/4 two apartments of 36.9 and 72.9 sq.m. In property Oleg Ivanov's wife also has two apartments of 57.7 sq.m and two basements of 13.4 and 9.1 sq.m. Transport is not registered for the wife of the deputy minister.

Alexey Volin declared income in 4.13 million rubles, approximately is one quarter more, than in 2017. In property at it several land plots: 5 sections under housing construction of 2,857, 1,672, 1,500 sq.m and ownership of 1/3 three sections for agricultural use of 3,170,300, 366,000 and 93,000 sq.m. Also the official owns the apartment of 74.1 sq.m.

The transport park of Alexey Volin includes the Infiniti QX56 and Dodge Caravan cars and also the Steszion 150 scooter.

The income of the spouse of Volin was 4.18 million rubles. She has in property two land plots under housing construction of 1,438 and 1,500 sq.m, the apartment house of 669.1 sq.m and a share in the apartment of 64.2 sq.m. Also it possesses the Nissan Murano car.

The Stats-sekretar-zamestitel ministra of digital development Oleg Pak earned 3.9 million rubles in 2018. The property according to the declaration is not registered for it. The Pak's wife did not gain income in 2018. She owns the apartment of 95 sq.m and the parking place.

About 3.9 million rubles were declared also by the deputy minister Alexey Sokolov. Three land plots under housing construction of 3,000, 1,770 and 915 sq.m, two apartment houses of 408.2 and 220 sq.m, the apartment in 134 sq.m and a garage are registered for him. There is no transport in the declaration of the official.

The Sokolov's spouse in 2018 gained income in 3.4 million rubles. According to the declaration, the property is not registered for it.

Development of requirements to mobile devices with support of a 5G

The Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation announced the beginning of preparation of "rules of use of exchange service stations of networks of mobile radio telephone communication of standard 5G of NR technology". The document is published on April 12, 2019 on the Federal portal of projects of regulatory legal acts.

In the description of a problem it is specified that in case of use on a single network of telecommunication of the Russian Federation "exchange service stations of networks of mobile radio telephone communication of standard 5G of NR technology there are significant risks of violation of steady functioning connected with mismatch of parameters of this equipment to necessary mandatory requirements". At the same time the formalized requirements for such equipment — i.e., for devices with support of a 5G — the Russian legislation does not contain. As it is offered to correct. Read more here.

Start of the Register of the Eurasian software

On April 9, 2019 the Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications of the Russian Federation announced putting into operation of the Unified register of programs for electronic computers and databases of member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Inclusion in the register of software products allows their owners to participate in state procurements in Russia on an equal basis with the Russian companies. It was said by the head of the ministry Konstantin Noskov. Read more here.

The government complains of bad discipline in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and urges to bring order

In March, 2019 government inspection department and checks of accomplishment of solutions complained of bad discipline in the ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications. 

That the government urged the minister Konstantin Noskov to bring order to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and to take adequate measures, said in the letter of department which copy got to the Vedomosti newspaper.

Minister of digital development Konstantin Noskov
Minister of digital development Konstantin Noskov

As reported in the letter, reports of the ministry, as a rule, come to the government after the working day, with violation of fixed terms, at the same time are registered backdating. So, the report on one of instructions had to be studied with the staff of the ministry on Saturday though terms on it expired the day before, as a result the report was signed, but registered backdating.

At the same time the control division of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications does not know about a stage of preparation of reports in the government at all. The management of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications approaches execution of instructions formally, in the ministry lax discipline, and his employees do not bear the personal responsibility, the department complains.

Besides, according to data for the beginning of 2019, for the last three years the share of the orders of the president performed at the scheduled time Russia Vladimir Putin decreased from 45% to 34%, and the cabinet — from 93% to 85%. At the same time the edition does not specify whether these digits belong to work of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications.

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications answered that overdue instructions in the second half of 2018 became less, and the quantity of instructions increased. Also there assured that the management of department takes all measures to reduce such cases — the head of department Konstantin Noskov holds every week the operational meetings, upon misconduct service checks are carried out.[2]

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation will act as the coordinator of creation of an IT hub in Vietnam

On February 20, 2019 the Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications of the Russian Federation reported that it will act as the coordinator of creation in Vietnam of the innovation hub who, among other things, will give support to the Russian IT companies in entry into the Vietnamese market. The relevant decision is made during the visit of the Russian delegation headed by the deputy administrator of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications Mikhail Mamonov to Vietnam.

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The hub should include the platform with exhibition and demonstration and office infrastructure and be controlled the experienced operator with competences on promotion of the companies in local markets. Also the hub can render assistance to perspective startups and the IT companies in access to national venture capitals and examination.
Mikhail Mamonov, zamrukovoditel of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications
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As a hub the Center of the Russian high technologies which will be created under the auspices of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation could act, considers the deputy head of the ministry. Interest in participation in the project, InfoWatch, Kaspersky Lab, Mikran, "T8", the University of Rosatom and other Russian companies already expressed Geoskan. According to Mikhail Mamonov, the center will become the permanent platform of scientific and technology cooperation between the Russian and Vietnamese universities and companies in the field of cyber security, IT, critical infrastructure and training.

The Vietnamese side showed much interest to Russian to IT solutions in the field of the electronic government, development of the portal of state services, information security, technologies of "the smart city", the organization of the multifunction centers and to others. In the coming months Vietnam will prepare and will send to Russia the development project in the country of the electronic government on the basis of the Russian technologies and also the offer on participation of the Russian companies in implementation of specific projects in the republic. After that "road map" on project implementation will be made.

Russia and Vietnam for February, 2019 actively interact in the IT sphere. In particular, Rostelecom cooperates with Vietnam Telecom International on the organization of an intelligent network of communication, Mail.Ru companies and VKontakte service are ready to cooperation in creation of Internet services for residents of Vietnam, the Moscow Technical University of Informatics and Communications trains the Vietnamese specialists in the field of communication and telecommunications etc.[3].

2018

Check by Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation of execution in the ministry of the budget for 2018

On June 24, 2019 it became known that the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation checked budget implementation for 2018 in the Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications.

During check violations when forming the budget reporting were revealed. In particular, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications did not reflect in budget accounting of data on two bank guarantees obtained for ensuring contract obligation for the amount of 21.14 million rubles. Also in the document data on apartments which the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications transferred to employees to free use, and about a discarded property with a total number of 82 units at the conditional price of 1 ruble at estimated value in 14.29 million rubles are not revealed.

Also Accounts Chamber shortcomings at the order are mentioned by property: The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications placed the hardware-software complexes and information systems on technical platforms of other organizations without signing of the contracts on safe custody or transfer to free use. It involves risks of loss of this property.

In addition, abuses of regulations of preparation of plans of informatization of state bodies are revealed. The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications as authorized state body did not observe the terms of carrying out expert evaluation of documents set by rules on information and communication technologies [4].

In the Ministry of digital development there will be the 10th deputy minister, 18 departments and a set of new powers

In June, 2018 the Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications submitted the draft resolution of the government expanding the powers of department inherited from his predecessor – the Ministries of mass communications and communication. In the document it is offered to increase also permitted number of departments of department and also deputy ministers.

According to the project, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications will answer, including, for preparation and program implementation "Digital economy", including:

  • Participation in development and implementation of plans of digital transformation of state agencies, state institutions, corporations and funds
  • Implementation and scaling of best practices of technology development of digital economy;
  • Development, implementation and operation of digital platforms of work with data;
  • The organization of use of mechanisms of production of data in a digital form;
  • Implementation of functions of a digital state administration;
  • Development of uniform policy of digital development of processes of a state administration and coordination of implementation of digital technologies and platform solutions in spheres of a state administration;
  • Determination of requirements to qualification of IT heads of state bodies, including in the subjects of the Russian Federation and also conformity assessment of candidates for occupation of the conforming positions to the specified requirements.

Konstantin Noskov will be able to have up to 10 deputies<i> (a photo - bm.hse.ru)</i>
Konstantin Noskov will be able to have up to 10 deputies (a photo - bm.hse.ru)

According to the document, the minister will be able to get 10 deputies now, and the number of departments should extend up to 18.

Earlier, according to the government decree of 2008 about the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, to the minister about 8 deputies and 15 departments for the main activities were allowed to have.

The new minister - Konstantin Noskov

On May 18 the president Russia Vladimir Putin approved Dmitry Medvedev the candidacy proposed by the prime minister Konstantin Noskov for a post of the Minister of Communications.

Renaming into the Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed on May 15 the decree on renaming of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications into the Ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications. He announced signing of the document at a meeting with the prime minister Dmitry Medvedev who made the relevant proposal.

Dmitry Medvedev suggested Vladmir Putin to rename the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, Putin agreed and signed the decree
Dmitry Medvedev suggested Vladmir Putin to rename the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, Putin agreed and signed the decree

Renaming was required "to implement that digital agenda in which the whole world is engaged and which is absolutely relevant and in our country", Medvedev explained.

The day before, on May 14 TAdviser wrote that the head of the Russian Government Analytical Centre (ATs) Konstantin Noskov can head the updated ministry.

ATs is project office of the Digital Economy program, and Noskov earlier, in 2009-2011, headed IT department of the White House.

Entry into consortium "Digital Health Care"

In Russia there began work the national consortium "Digital Health Care", the memorandum of which creation was signed on February 16, 2018 in the National Medical research center of Almazov. The Schwabe holding (structure of Rostec Group), the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Rusatom Healthcare, NMITs of V.A. Almazov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, the ITMO University and the engineering center "ElTech SPb" take part in work of consortium. Read more here.

2017

Violations in the reporting

In 2016 the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications violated rules of preparation of plans of informatization again. In particular, department signed the contract worth 41.6 million rubles for an action which was absent in the approved plan. The Accounts Chamber came to such conclusion during check of the ministry[5].

Besides, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications allows violations at the statement of state tasks. For example, at a state task for 2016 for Federal State Budgetary Institution Scientific Research Institute Voskhod there are types of activity which this organization does not perform. The report on accomplishment of this state task was not timely published on the website for placement of information on state institutions of bus.gov.ru, the same concerns a task for Federal State Budgetary Institution Center of Examination and Coordination of Informatization. At the same time the most part of works and services from the standard list of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications published in the Electronic Budget system does not correspond to the commonly accepted list of state services.

2016

Internet traffic of the Russian Federation under control

On February 11, 2016 announced the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications preparation of amendments in the laws "About Communication" and "About Information, Information Technologies and Data Protection" that assumes the state control over passing of Internet traffic in the territory of the country[6].

The power wants to understand better - as network segment works (2016)
The power wants to understand better - as network segment works (2016)

The changed legislation will allow to ensure safety of Runet, in particular - to protect from the external attacks, said in the cover sheet to the document.

Offers the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications several methods of tracking by public authorities Internet traffic routes on communication networks:

  • creation of the state monitoring system "uses of resources of global addressing and global identifiers of the Internet (DNS and IP addresses)". Such system will control work of critical elements of infrastructure of Runet. It is at the same time offered to create the register of the IP addresses of the Russian network segment.
  • control over foreign communication channels and points of exchange of traffic. According to the document, the operators having the corresponding license will be to organize cross-border data transmission. The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications suggests to oblige operators to use only the points of exchange of traffic entered in the state register.

At the beginning of February, 2016 on the website of the Government of the Russian Federation published and submitted for public discussion the draft of the order of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications on SORM (the system of technical means for ensuring functions of investigation and search operations). The document contains requirements about use of telegraph communication as third connection point of the Russian intelligence agencies to communication channels.

Plans of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications for 2016-2021

In June, 2016 the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications published the order "About the Approval of the Plan of Activity of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation for 2016-2021"[7][8].

The list of actions precedes determination of a main goal of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications — quality improvement of life and work of citizens, development of economic capacity of the country on the basis of use of ICT. For its achievement, from the point of view of department, it should provide a high-quality communication and Internet access, to eliminate "digital inequality", to develop information environment, to prevent information threats, to provide providing state services in electronic form.

Growth of the IT industry

The schedule contains 79 points. From it it is possible to learn, for example, that in 2016 volume of production in the Russian IT industry should reach one billion p390, and by 2021 to increase to one billion p700. Labor productivity in it will have to grow on 6% annually, and quantity of the created high-performance jobs annually to make 15 thousand.

Import substitution of software

Plans of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications concerning selection of priority projects on development of competitive Russian software do not go further 2016 within which their number should make eight pieces. In graphs opposite to other years there are crossed out sections. Most likely, it is connected with the fact that financing of projects in the amount of p5 of one billion is still defined only the current year.

At the same time the Register of domestic software supervised by the ministry in 2016 should include 2 thousand programs, and by 2021 — 5 thousand. As explained CNews in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, this forecast is made, proceeding from the current dynamics of submission of requests, "and also taking into account its potential values in future periods in process of filling of the register".

Use of state services and services

For the next six years the share of the citizens receiving state services electronically will increase from 50% to 80%, and the share of the rendered electronic services from their total number will grow from 25% to 50%.

The share of the entrepreneurs who downloaded a plug-in of the Independent Registrar system providing fixing of tender actions on electronic marketplaces will increase from 6% to 30% (from the total number of users). The share of the citizens using GIS of housing and public utilities in 2016 will make only 0.1%, but by 2021 this indicator should grow by 300 times — to 30%.

Development of the Internet

According to plans of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, by 2021 without the fiber optic Internet there will be only localities with number of inhabitants less than 20 thousand people, and TV of high definition will be able to accept 97% of percent of citizens by then.

Also plans of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications for increase in number of the Russians using legal Internet content are of interest. In 2016 their share is estimated at 20%, and in 2021 should grow to 42%.

2014

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation sums up the results of 2014

Main article here.

The Accounts Chamber told about billion violations in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications

After check of execution of the federal budget for 2012 in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications violations for the amount of 5.1 billion rubles are set. It on Government hour in the State Duma was said by the auditor of Accounts Chamber Sergey Agaptsov.

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Expenses were made with violation of the current legislation, without achievement of required result, - consider in control department. - A basic reason - low-quality budget planning, low performing and financial discipline and also the untimely conclusion of agreements on use of means of subsidies from the federal budget and a delay with transfer of the specified means to receivers".
»

In subordinated Rossvyaz the volume of financial violations was 171.9 million rubles. Claims of auditors were generally connected with failure to meet time constraints of supply of equipment for the Olympic venue of communication. The amount of the revealed violations in Roskomnadzor was 575.8 million rubles. In this case it is about violation of the law about accounting, non-compliance with "the principle of effectiveness and special-purpose character of use of budgetary funds" etc.[9].

Creation of the working group on support of the Russian developers of computer games

In May, 2014 announced the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications creation at department of the working group on support of the Russian developers of computer games. Within new group it is going to discuss a situation in the industry, features of its functioning and also to develop solutions of possible problems.

The Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Alexey Volin, the head of legal service of Mail.RuAnton Malginov, the head of the game direction of 1C company Nikolay Baryshnikov and other representatives of the game industry participated in the first meeting of group.

Alexey Volin during the meeting noted that computer games long were out of attention of the state, and they need to be considered as a segment of new media. According to him, it is important to understand what can be given support of the industry, than can help the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. First of all, it concerns those games which carry out tasks of education and patriotic education of youth, he added.

According to the expert data provided the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, the volume of the Russian market of computer games is about $1.5 billion, and regularly in Russia about 25 million citizens play computer games.

The Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications and communications Alexey Volin held the first meeting of the working group on support of domestic developers of computer games
The Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications and communications Alexey Volin held the first meeting of the working group on support of domestic developers of computer games
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This market is comparable or even exceeds cinema on volume, but for some reason the enormous attention is paid to cinema, and computer games are considered as harmful. However a number of games performs educational function, teaches children and adults to patriotism" — Alexey Volin noted.
»

He added that a serious threat for games is posed by piracy. Department actively discusses this problem concerning movies, audiocontent, and computer games also should be protected from pirates, declared to the deputy minister.

In the fall of 2014 the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation together with Ural Carriage-Building Plant is going to hold the final of the championship of Russia on a game to "World of Tanks", and at the end of 2014 — the championship on a game "Il-2 the Attack plane: The battle of Stalingrad", devoted to continuation of a series of aviasimulators "Il-2 Attack Plane".

Creation of project office for coordination of transfer of state services to an electronic form

On September 15, 2014 it became known of the regular meeting of the Subcommittee on use of information technologies when providing the public and municipal services.

The Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation announced creation the ministry of project office, for coordination of activity of federal authorities and regions in transfer process of state services in an electronic form. Results of work and the arising questions will submit for consideration of a subcommittee.

It is already the second project office in department. Since 2013 in the ministry the project office coordinating system implementation of interdepartmental electronic interaction (SIEI) in regions works.

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On transfer of state services to an electronic form already great job is done. At the same time, if to look at monitoring of quality of providing state services, it becomes obvious that is made insufficiently. It is necessary to make even more efforts to bring procedures for granting into accord with requirements of the legislation. For these purposes the project office is also created" — Nikolai Nikiforov explained.
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2013

The command is updated on a third

In February, 2013 it became known that the staff of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications for half a year was updated approximately on a third, the director of the department of organizational development of the ministry Svetlana Yershova told Vedomosti. The summer of 2012 was left by 94 persons, is employed 78 — the total number of employees decreased from 329 to 318. About a half of comers has experience on civil service, the others — the former managers of MTS, VimpelCom, MegaFon, Tele2, Mail.ru, Runa Capital, Acronis, etc. In the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications there were 12 departments: some are defunct (information society, state policy in the field of communication and digital TV), but development departments of IT industry, regulation of radio frequencies, communication networks and infrastructure projects are created.

The volume of a salary fund did not change, Yershova confirms, but the end is not put to this question: discussions[10] continue[10].

Initial rushes on a salary increase as a result found the reflection in the order signed by Nikolai Nikiforov of 3/14/2013 No. 49 "About the approval of the Plan of anti-corruption of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation" where in point 2.3 establishment of a special payment procedure of work of public servants of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation depending on achievement of indicators of effectiveness of professional office activity and also uniform approach to implementation of payment to public servants of awards for accomplishment of especially important and difficult tasks based on work" is specified ". Implementation term — October, 2013. Thus, the next reshuffle of the personnel is quite probable to the middle of 2013.

Also Nikolai Nikiforov asked to select to him 150 million rubles a year for the personal special fund from which he was going to pay expert consulting services of the third parties without stipulated by the legislation competitive procedures. In particular it was going to pay services of the foreign consulting companies which was supposed to transfer functions on development of industry bills.

By May, 2013 in structure of the ministry which updated staff of managers for 70% 12 departments at 6 deputy ministers are created in spite of the fact that Nikolai Nikiforov said that he will save succession of group of the former head of department. In department the order on increase in number of departments already to 15 goes on approval.

From four deputy ministers so far the place was saved only by one — the secretary of state Alexander Maslov who, most likely, after the rewarding with "a retired medal" on boards of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications on May 23, passes into JSC Rostelecom where, most likely, will replace Naum Marder, to the critic from whom the minister Nikiforov could not forgive.

With Nikolai Nikiforov's arrival from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications the first the deputy minister Ilya Massukh who was responsible for the questions IT left department. Before leaving he made a number of loud statements and flayed Nikiforov's course.

Following from department Naum Marder who began the work in the Ministry in 1980 and interrupted it only for the period of Reyman's government left.

Before signing by the prime minister of the resignation Naum Marder called unreasonable some initiatives supported by Nikolai Nikiforov including, pointed to lack of economic justification in the project of ensuring universal broadband access in the Internet in the Russian Federation and on haste in development of especially important bylaws. Rather quietly the deputy minister Alexey Malinin, vedovavshy questions of television left a position.

From 12 directors of departments the places were saved by two: Larina and Tikhomirov.

The minister Nikiforov very brightly speaks at meetings on the Open government, makes a set of statements for transparency and readiness for public control, however all appointments become under cover of a secret, secretly and obviously taking into account the interests of different groups of influence.

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of version 2.0 as it is called now, underwent some more serious perturbations of organizational character. So in turn meetings, classical for the federal ministries, with participation of heads of services and agencies, directors of departments are not held any more. From outside can seem that in the updated department from now on all goes in itself, however actually it not so.

For strengthening of ties of "new operators" at the beginning of March, 2013 the staff of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications headed by the minister carried out street team building in the form of a game quest.

Resignation of the CEO of Rostelecom

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications under the leadership of Nikolai Nikiforov from the second attempt could displace Alexander Provotorov from a post of the head of Rostelecom. On March 28, 2013 the Board of Directors of the telecommunication operator "Rostelecom", largest in the Russian Federation, at a meeting approved early resignation of the president of the company and appointment to this post of the co-founder and former CEO of "National cable networks" (now "subsidiary" of Rostelecom) Sergey Kalugin.

The initiator on behalf of the ministry did not hide the desire by any methods to replace 2012 appointed in the summer with the next term of Provotorov. Not to excite minds of citizens Sergey Kalugin publicly refused "golden parachutes". It undoubtedly should be considered a hardware victory of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications[11].

Lag in mastering of budgets

According to the Ministry of Finance the telecommunication ministry takes the strong 85th place among the main managers of budgetary funds in the Russian system of bodies accurately of the power.

As of April 1, 2013 the ministry mastered 1 billion from 15.1 billion selected for expenses in all respects. As an example we will note that the Ministry of Education criticized at all levels has an indicator in 126 billion from 391.

Change of the head of Russian Post

By analogy to Provotorov's change it was going to carry out also change of the CEO of the largest mail operator – state Russian Post. However, most likely, Alexander Kiselyov's possibilities were underestimated and instead of smooth change of the head of one of the companies which are most criticized in Russia the Ministry could only transfer federal state unitary enterprise from subordination of Rossvyaz directly to the Ministry, and after series of scandalous publications in the press which had obviously custom character, hardly pushed the candidate for the former CEO TV 2 – Dmitry Strashnov. It is interesting that the text of orders of April 19, 2013 on Kiselyov's dismissal and Strashnov's appointment was removed from the official site of department.

In a case with mail Nikolai Nikiforov's victory can turn suddenly into the weight which will drag away department on the bottom. The Federal Communications Agency which already got used to attacks from citizens was the board protecting image of department from glory of "a toxic mail asset".

Nikolay Anatolyevich's words stated on April 15, 2012 in an interview to correspondents of Echo of Moscow radio station can serve as confirmation of uncertainty and misunderstanding of methods of solution:

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The enterprise (Russian Post) needs serious reset and upgrade, we prepare the comprehensive program. Quickly to make these decisions and quickly that decision which was made was required to implement them, actually. The Russian Post is such enterprise where revolution, in principle, is impossible. We should adjust as hours its effective work. It is senseless to wait from Mail of some fast results, some miracles. They will not occur.
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Preparation of auctions for RF arrangement

Since March, 2013 in the press messages that the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications it intends to take away from Roskomnadzor of power on tendering on radio frequencies repeatedly appeared. The range is going to be distributed through auctions, but not on tender.

"The organization of biddings is performed by federal executive authority in the field of communication", said in the draft resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation prepared the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. According to the document, biddings in the form of an auction or tender will be carried out at the expense of means of the federal budget selected the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. Making decision on exposure of frequencies to biddings requires the decision of State commission on radio frequencies (SCRF) on limitation of a range.

Earlier the Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Denis Sverdlov said that all frequencies including requiring conversion (cleaning of radio-electronic means of the military and a special purpose) will be offered for auctions. At the same time the sold frequencies will be encumbered with obligations for terms of deployment of networks and quality of the provided services, he specified at a press briefing earlier. Thus, the Ministry, most likely, will consider transfer of powers from "daughter" in own hands within the updated law "About Communication" and will deprive service of important function besides under the pretext of "increase in efficiency".

Contradictions failure, due to the lack of quorum was result, of a meeting of State Radio Frequency Commission (SCRF) which had to take place on April 30, 2013. As already wrote, selection to the Antares group of bands of the range of 1900-1920/1980-2000 MHz under construction of LTE network had to become the main question of the agenda of a meeting. Similar failures were not observed earlier and everything demonstrates specific and exact calculation.

In May, 2013 the discussion about resubordination of Roskomnadzor directly to the Government of the country is conducted what also Nikolai Nikiforov speaks about.

Delay in preparation of financial model

Objective indicator of existence in structure of department of internal contradictions is the fact that among 90 federal authorities, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications appeared among three of all list who did not give the approved financial model for 2014-2016 (May, 2013). It is the evidence of existence of explicit fight for control over financial flows. As it was mentioned above, there is no distribution of duties recorded documentary between six deputies of Nikolai Nikiforov, and behind-the-scenes intrigues between Denis Sverdlov and Mikhail Evrayev for control over the most capital-intensive projects do not promote a fast exit from this peculiar bureaucratic dive.

One more important fact testimonial of internal contradictions and attempts of most of deputies to draw on itself "a financial blanket", the closeness of the most corruption capacious documents going to a section with policy of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev — the approved purchase plan, the work plan and checks subordinated to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the organizations on 2013 since which beginning already there passed 5 months is. Placement of the specified documents the mandatory requirement of anti-corruption strategy for one and all federal authorities directed to implementation of public control.

Slipping of the Law on communication

The management of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications even in the summer of 2012 promised to write the new law "About Communication", being going for December, 2012 to introduce it to the Duma already. In March, 2013 the ministry for the first time submitted the concept of this document to operators.

After heated discussion in the press and professional community, it was required to make so large number of amendments to the new law that there are practically no chances of consideration in the State Duma before summer vacation of deputies.

Non-compliance with terms, lack of completeness and, a time important, detailings of specific provisions, unavailability of related documents and their due design – all this effects of internal contradictions.

Making the report, the Prime minister Dmitry Medvedev reported that since the beginning of 2013 80 bills were sent to the State Duma. Having carried out simple calculations and having divided the number of documents into the number of the ministries about 4 bills from everyone turn out. For May, 2013 in the Duma opposite to the column the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications costs value – 0.

Delay in development of the new law "About Mail"

In 2013 the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications conceived to undertake radical reform of Russian Post, having separated it into network of service of the population and logistic infrastructure.

After consideration of the directed bill of the Ministry of Economic Development prepared the conclusion on the draft of the new law "About a Mail Service". In it it is specified that some of proposed regulations of the project can lead to monopolization of delivery services of subscription editions by Russian Post. Besides, the Ministry of Economic Development pointed to a possibility of emergence of unjustified restrictions in activity of entrepreneurs in the field of a mail service and also growth of their expenses, as well as expenses of "all levels of a budget system of the Russian Federation".

In general according to the results of consideration of the bill Mineknomrazvitiya made the conclusion that it contains provisions which introduce excess administrative restrictions. Besides, provisions of the bill promote emergence of unreasonable expenses of entrepreneurs and the state budgets of all levels.

Growth of administration instead of recited by Denis Sverdlov of "decrease in barriers" looks at least strange.

Alexey Mitrofanov, the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on information policy, information technologies and communication, also criticized terms of preparation of the bill "About a Mail Service".

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The government approves already the 85th version of the law — the deputy reminded. – I understand that there is no limit for perfection, but it is already time to enter. The mechanism of adoption of law such is that to the second reading all contradictions will emerge in the Duma"[12].
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The politician also reminded what promised to provide to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications the law in March, 2013. But to all appearances and until the end of May the law will not be entered.

At the enlarged meeting of board of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications Alexey Mitrofanov addressed a subject of mail rule-making again:

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At the moment the law is not introduced to the State Duma yet. Expected in February, March, April, we wait also in May. If arrives in June – too well.
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The failure of undertakings of Denis Sverdlov on development and adoption of the new law poured out in the fact that all mail questions and also in submission of the bill in the lower house of Parliament Mikhail Evrayev will be engaged. The "profile" adviser to the minister from a new command Boris Onikul was dismissed actually for Sverdlov's failures.

Study of order of Medvedev about creation of the centers of disruptive IT researches

In May, 2013 announced the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications that according to Dmitry Medvedev's order, together with the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Finance handled an issue of development in Russia of the centers of disruptive researches in the field of IT based on the existing universities and scientific research institute.DETAILS.

Kozyrev is a Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications on the electronic government

In October, 2013 the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev appointed Alexey Kozyrev the Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications (Nikolai Nikiforov).

The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications reported that in the new position Kozyrev will continue to deal with issues of the electronic government. This sphere was left without the supervising deputy minister after in the summer of 2013 the Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Denis Sverdlov left the post and became the adviser to the minister.

Alexey Kozyrev is a team member of Denis Sverdlov, and it will continue the reforms begun by Sverdlov, added in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications[13].

The attempt to transfer functions of the only contractor from Rostelecom to Scientific Research Institute Voskhod and Russian Post was one of the key initiatives of the management of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications led by Nikolai Nikiforov in the field of the electronic government. However it did not happen yet, and the ministry signed until the end of 2013 a number of contracts on this subject with Rostelecom.

In October it ozhiddatsya that with the operator contracts and for 2014 will be signed, and Voskhod will become his subcontractor. As earlier wrote CNews, the director of Voskhod Alexey Sividov can pass into Rostelecom to the vice president's position to coordinate this activity.

During this period the main efforts of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications in the field of the electronic government are connected with development of the system of interdepartmental electronic interaction (SIEI). In particular, as recently on a round table of CNews Kozyrev told, introduction of a system of the guaranteed delivery of messages to SIEI and simplification of the procedure of applications connection is planned.

Telecommunications were the main sphere of the resigned Denis Sverdlov. The deputy minister's position on this direction is still vacant. On it market participants designate Eldar Razroyev who became in May the adviser to the Minister of Communications and the head of department of infrastructure projects of the ministry Dmitry Alkhazov.

2012

Shchegolev leaves the deputies in Rossvyaz and Roskomnadzor

Expecting own resignation at the beginning of 2012 Igor Shchegolev gave the new minister peculiar "gift" to appointment. Two deputy ministers from Shchegolev's team headed the federal agencies in structure of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass CommunicationsOleg Dukhovnitsky the Order of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin No. 632-r of April 23, 2012 is appointed the head of Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz), Alexander Zharov the Order of May 3, 2012 No. 702-r was appointed the Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor).

Nikiforov becomes a minister

In May, 2012 Nikolai Nikiforov is appointed the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. According to the decree of the Russian President Vladimir Putin "About structure of federal executive authorities", in new structure of the government all federal services and the agencies accountable to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications are saved.

The new minister and his predecessor Igor Shchegolev who will continue to supervise communication as the Assistant to the President, agreed to cooperate and further.

«
And it was very pleasant to me that Igor Olegovich invited me to informal meeting yesterday with collective on which I was accepted very warmly", – Nikolai Nikiforov noted.
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According to him, they discussed a wide range of questions, and close working interaction is in the future planned.

Nikolai Nikiforov did not give promising statements on a threshold of a new position. But publicly promised to decide shortly on priorities and told that department should show results of work already in half a year. The minister read the requirement to find those results of work within three months at one of the first meetings with heads of structural divisions.

Attempt of a salary increase and reductions

The following statement for the public performed by N.A. Nikiforov was the fact that he is not going to do global staff movements since the staff of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications consists of united and strong employees.

But already on September 7, 2012 to the prime minister Dmitry Medvedev the letter with an initiative of improvement of structure and increase in the amount of compensation of staff of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications was sent. In the document it was offered to cut down more than twice the staff of department and at the expense of it to lift the average salary three times.

Officials of the ministry receive 2-10 times less, than workers of the industry on average, he reported and suggested to increase a salary fund in in the I quarter 2013 from 298 million to 608 million rubles to involve qualified professionals. Nikiforov found it possible to make it, having laid off number of employees of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications with 453 (329 — in the state, 124 — behind the state) to 250. Medvedev considered offers interesting and charged to government office to work them.

Nikolai Nikiforov planned the biggest increase to income to himself. According to Izvestia, the new minister wanted to increase the salary by 10 times — from 240 thousand rubles to 2.5 million rubles a month. What is nearly 2.5 times more than the salary of the current U.S. President Barack Obama. To two deputies Nikolai Nikiforov was going to appoint salary in the amount of 1.3 million rubles to everyone instead of 190 thousand rubles a month, another two — on 950 thousand rubles instead of 172 thousand.

Part of the ideas is implemented: if before Nikiforov's arrival the ministry actively involved consultants to project work, then now cooperation with all 124 consultants is finished, the director of the department of external communications of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications Ekaterina Osadchaya says. Maximum number of staff of department now 362 persons. And here the idea about wages increase remained the idea, the employee of government office notes. According to the interlocutor close to Presidential Administration, the Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov had a question why only the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications should get advantage in the form of wages increase.

So at the meeting on development which took place in October, 2012 in regions of the system of interdepartmental electronic interaction (SIEI) then still the Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov demanded from Nikolai Nikiforov to fix a problem with low readiness of authorities in regions to electronic interaction when rendering public services to citizens. Izvestia quoted V.Yu. Surkov: "You will reduce people when you make work. People, but not percent in reports are for this purpose necessary".

The department director org heads development Svetlana Yershova

Since September, 2012 in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications the director of the department of organizational development, supervising including the HR policy, Svetlana Yershova, the former vice president on an orgrazvitiya of Skartel operator invited by Denis Sverdlov works.

Alexey Kozyrev is the head of department of the electronic government

On November 12, 2012, 35-year-old Alexey Kozyrev comes to work in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications as the director of the department of development of the electronic government.

This department arose in connection with renaming of department of state policy in the field of creation and development of the electronic government existing in former structure of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. It was headed by Andrey Lipov, for November, 2012 the head of department of the president on application of IT and development of electronic democracy.

Alexey Kozyrev became at least the fourth new department director appointed the Minister of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov. Earlier Oleg Pak who passed from the Ministry of Economic Development became the director of the department of state policy in the field of IT and coordination of informatization, and the department of information and public relations was headed by Ekaterina Osadchaya before working in ProfMedia. Tatyana Cherkas who was earlier holding a post of the associate director of department of economy and finance of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications became the director of the department of the administration.

According to the order on new structure signed by Nikolai Nikiforov on October 31, 2012 these and other departments of the ministry change names and some functions.

The department headed by Oleg Pak is transformed to department of coordination of informatization. The division which is responsible for public relations will be called department of external communications. Instead of the liquidated department of the administration there will be a department of organizational development at which functions of accounting and the reporting are selected.

By the end of 2012 some proteges of Nikolai Nikiforov began to resign. So, Olga Strykhar who arrived from Tatarstan to the assistant's position left, without having worked in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and years. Olga Strykhar was the press secretary of the Ministry of informatization and communication of the Republic of Tatarstan when Nikolai Nikiforov was its head. In May, 2012 after appointment as the federal minister she ran over him to work with it to Moscow. Strykhar returned back to Tatarstan. By hearsay, the conflict with one of the deputy ministers – Denis Sverdlov who is responsible for the law on a mail service became a reason for leaving. The adviser to the new minister Boris Oniknul also passed from the ministry to other work.

Canceling of "mobile slavery"

The amendments in the law "About Communication" permitting to subscribers to save mobile phone number when changing the operator, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed in December, 2012. The basis for preserving of the phone number when changing the operator is the decision of the subscriber without need to receive the consent of the representative of federal executive authority. The user should pay off all debts to the telecom operator, and the provider of mobile services should provide transfer of number in network of other telecom operator.

Under the law portability of numbers should be implemented since December 1, 2013. The operator can charge the fee which is not exceeding 100 rubles for providing service. At first it will be provided at the regional level.

However mobile operators can not manage to implement service of portability of number by December 1, 2013, the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Nikolai Nikiforov on air of Echo of Moscow radio station said.

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Telecom operators say that they want to try not to be in time to enter portability of the phone number by December 1. We want not to agree with it, but it is obvious that if technical readiness is not, then it will be necessary to think about some transient period" — the minister told. He noted that the position of suppliers of mobile services "not absolutely suits the ministry".
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The curator of the project in the Government Arkady Dvorkovich as soon as possible as can, protects one of the image projects which implementation already is at the scheduled time under the threat.

Tasks of the ministry till 2018 are designated

On September 5, 2012 the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Nikolai Nikiforov provided five initiative blocks which department intends to develop actively in the next 5-6 years on public listenings.

On the website 2018.minsvyaz.ru created personally by the minister and still "a number of colleagues in free time" till September 30, 2012 citizens of the whole country can state the wishes and notes on five blocks.

The minister offered five main directions for discussion, and also provided the main objectives which should be executed within the existing government.

Communication Assigned tasks:

  • satisfaction with communication quality up to 80% of residents of the country;
  • availability of the Internet in all means of transport;
  • annual gain of users of broadband access in the Internet up to 5 million households;
  • portability of number without its change from one operator to any other;
  • the safe Internet for children and free access for adults;
  • annual gain of users to whom communication of fourth generation is available should make 20 million subscribers.

Mail Assigned tasks:

  • satisfaction with quality of work of-80%;
  • delivery of mailings in city boundaries of 100 thousand + in one working day;
  • delivery of departures between the cities no more than 3 days and between any localities no more than 7 days;
  • possibility of receiving any state service by the citizen in any of 42 thousand post offices.

Media Tasks:

  • an opportunity to browse not less than 20 TV-channels in a digital format;
  • improvement of economic climate for legalization of content and fight against piracy;
  • an opportunity to accept up to 50 radio channels in any point of the country;
  • creation of national audiovisual archive.

IT Assigned tasks:

  • double growth occupied in the field of IT. Now directly about 400 thousand people and 800 thousand more are engaged in development of IT products deal with issues IT in the companies;
  • growth of venture investment to 40 billion rubles into the IT sector;
  • growth rates of the IT industry are three times higher than GDP growth.

Electronic services The minister noted that in this block electronic services in general, and not just within the project on providing state services mean. Assigned tasks:

  • an opportunity to receive 100% of public services independently at any time;
  • quality evaluation of the provided services;
  • complete transition to electronic passports;
  • satisfaction with the provided services at the level of 90%;
  • decrease in cash payments to a minimum;
  • an opportunity to receive public services in electronic form in 80% of cases.

At the same time Nikolai Nikiforov noted that among these IT block and Electronic services will be priority. "IT and one of the most important points of growth of our economy", - the minister told.

According to the minister, after completion of public discussion projects which implementation will be priority for department till 2018 will be formulated. "We plan on it the website to report on the course of implementation and to give the chance to comment and discuss projects", - the minister concluded.

2011: The State Office of Public Prosecutor revealed plunders for 300 million rubles

Materials of the inspection which is carried out by the State Office of Public Prosecutor were directed to Investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation signed with JSC Rostelecom public contracts worth more than 2 billion rubles on execution of works within the FTP "Electronic Russia (2002 - 2010), says the State Office of Public Prosecutor. - During the inspection which is carried out by the Prosecutor General's Office in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and JSC Rostelecom the data testimonial of plunder of a part of these means by deception or confidence abuse were obtained".

So, by way of creation of schemes from numerous intermediary firms almost on 270 million rubles the cost of the program technical means purchased the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications through Rostelecom within the government contract was overstated, declare in the State Office of Public Prosecutor.

"Paid 653 million rubles for the purchased equipment of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications at its actual cost of 383 million rubles", - investigators say.

Along with it it is established that one of prime vendors of the equipment made the doubtful transactions connected with money transfer in the amount of 150 million rubles into accounts of offshore company. At the same time the Prosecutor General's Office presence of a conflict of interest at the persons working in Rostelecom and in the commercial structure conducting equipment procurement within the FTP Electronic Russia is revealed.

Also transferred to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications 10 million rubles in Rostelecom for accomplishment of research works on a subject: "Conducting examination of implementation of the state program of creation in the Russian Federation of technoparks in the field of high technologies" which actually were not executed by the company. The report on their accomplishment completely consists of the materials which are earlier prepared the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications within implementation of the functions assigned to it add in the State Office of Public Prosecutor.

With respect thereto the Prosecutor General's Office directed check materials to Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the solution of a question of criminal proceedings on Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (the fraud committed in especially large size).

  • August 31, 2011. The Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Ilya Massukh commented on results of check of the Electronic Russia program execution by the State Office of Public Prosecutor. An inspection was carried out for the period 2009 - 10 in connection with the termination of validity period of the program, the deputy minister specified. But the statement of prosecutor's office is surprising in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications as materials were provided for check to supervising department only five days ago.

About what supplier and what heads of Rostelecom there is a speech, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications does not know as did not see check materials. In case of detection of violations the ministry is ready to cooperate with the State Office of Public Prosecutor, Massukh emphasized, having added that "we live in the constitutional state and only the court can make the decision on guilt".

Rostelecom also expressed disagreement with outputs of the State Office of Public Prosecutor. In the statement the company claims that all procurements are conducted during tenders, suppliers are the certified distributors of the largest world vendors, and the prices of government contracts are approved from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economics.

A supplier to whom the State Office of Public Prosecutor paid attention is NVision Group, CNews reported the source close to one of the checked organizations[14]. The contract about which there is a speech is purchases the equipment of IBM, he adds.

"Unclear, from where the State Office of Public Prosecutor took digit in 270 million rubles, - the interlocutor of CNews says. - Even the difference between the price of the government contract concluded the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications with Rostelecom, and cost of the equipment which was purchased for its implementation is less - 130 million rubles. It while this difference includes not only a margin of Rostelecom, but also cost of balancing and commissioning".

"Perhaps, the State Office of Public Prosecutor understands the price of component parts without delivery and assembly as the market value of the equipment", - continues a source of CNews.

As own version the interlocutor of CNews assumed that under offshore the State Office of Public Prosecutor could mean structures of foreign developers of the equipment: "Perhaps, it is the companies from Southeast Asia which are engaged in supplies of equipment?". NVision does not comment on a situation as did not see check materials.

  • On December 5, 2011 it became known that the Investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation holds a necessary complex of events for verification of the data which are contained in the check material which arrived from the State Office of Public Prosecutor upon plunder of budget money within execution of the target program "Electronic Russia (the 2002-2010th.)"[15].

In addition, during check the State Office of Public Prosecutor suspected that Rostelecom for contract performance from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications bought the equipment of IBM through Nvision Group system integrator, having overstated its cost on 270 million rubles. At the same time schemes from "numerous intermediary firms" were used.

Rostelecom explained a difference between the money received from the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and cost of the equipment need of payment of the extra works connected with a commissioning and also expenses on software licenses.

"Having considered all available documents, the investigation came to a conclusion that the data which are contained in materials of check of the Prosecutor General's Office are not enough for qualification of the studied acts of unidentified persons and criminal proceedings, - note in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. - So, in particular, there are no results of a research of financial documentation, there are no data on conducting control and auditing checks, surveys of officials are not conducted".

The Investigative Committee holds additional checks, collecting of materials and investigation and search operations jointly with specialists of Head department in fight against economic crime and corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"The investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation extremely objectively treats all arriving materials and strictly is guided in the activity by regulations of the criminal legislation of the Russian Federation, said in the statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. - For check of actions of officials of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and Rostelecom it is going to carry out a number of additional inspections of financial and economic activity of Rostelecom (which are absent in the materials which arrived from the State Office of Public Prosecutor), to receive explanations from a number of employees of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and Rostelecom and so forth.

"In case of existence of a criminal component in actions of officials, the investigation will make the final decision regarding criminal prosecution of guilty persons", - conclude in investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

2008-2010

It is confirmed by the successful statement of the prepared Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the federal target program "Development of TV and Radio Broadcasting in the Russian Federation for 2009-2015." with a total amount of financing of 122.445 billion rubles, and the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications is appointed the chief curator of the program.

One more success — the decision of the government giving the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications authority under approval of programs of informatization of state agencies and control of their execution. Actually it does to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications by a key link in implementation of the extensive programs connected with formation of the electronic government, including with creation of a system of providing state services in electronic form.

Besides, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications put forward and implemented the idea of creation of a domain zone.rf and also convinced the country leaders of expediency to participate in the international management system for the Internet at the level of advisory body of the ICANN.Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers organization, Internet corporation on management of domain names and numerical addresses

But in the field of communication at the ministry not all turned out. Tenders on creation of new communication satellites were delayed that threatened with failure to meet time constraints of updating of satellite grouping. There was a threat of illegitimacy of all communication networks since January 1, 2010 in general — because of unavailability of the regulatory base on registration of networks. So far did not come to the end with success of attempt to create the normative legal basis for justification of new architecture of communication networks based on the IP protocol. And the accepted regulating documents about work of virtual cellular operators (MVNO) and transition to a new format of codes of the choice of operators of an intercity and international telecommunication do not work with complete efficiency for the different reasons of organizational and technology character.

  • In May, 2010 the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed resolution No. 365 according to which the documents relating to informatization of state agencies will pass expert evaluation of the Ministry of Communications. The Ministry of Finance will have to consider it at assignment for the ICT projects (in more detail in the separate article).

Besides, in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications plans of informatization of state agencies are flown down. In fact, the prime minister allocated department of communication with additional levers on influence on the financial flows going from the budget on ICT in state agencies.

1946-2008

The Ministry of Communications of the USSR (Ministry of Communications of the USSR) was created on March 15, 1946 (earlier National commissariat of communication of the USSR). It was central state body of the USSR, performed management of all types of communication (mail, telegraph, telephone communication and a public radio communication), technical means of broadcasting, a radiofikation and television and distribution of periodicals.

Since February 4, 1992 in connection with liquidation of the Ministry of Communications of the USSR by his legal successor the Ministry of Communications of RSFSR was. Due to liquidation of the Ministry of Communications of RSFSR, according to the order of Council of ministers of RSFSR of July 26, 1990 No. 911r, a legal successor was the Ministry of RSFSR of communication, information science and space.

The Ministry of RSFSR of communication, information science and space is transformed by the decree of the President of RSFSR of November 10, 1991 No. 181 to the Ministry of Communications of RSFSR (further – the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation).

According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 17, 1997 No. 249 and the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of July 09, 1997 No. 857 the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation is transformed to the State committee of the Russian Federation on communication and informatization. Then, the State committee of the Russian Federation on communication and informatization is transformed by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of May 25, 1999 No. 651 to the State committee of the Russian Federation on telecommunications.

According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of November 12, 1999 No. 1487 the State committee of the Russian Federation on telecommunications is transformed to the Ministry of the Russian Federation of communication and informatization. The Ministry of the Russian Federation of communication and informatization is abolished by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 09, 2004 No. 314.

The decree of the President of the Russian Federation of May 20, 2004 No. 649 forms the Ministry of information technologies and communications of the Russian Federation.

According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of May 12, 2008 No. 724 the Ministry of information technologies and communications of the Russian Federation is transformed to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

Compensation

2016: Salaries in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications grew by 8.5%

The average salary of federal IT officials for the last year grew in the range from 4% to 12% depending on department in which they work. Such conclusions can be drawn on the basis of the data published by Rosstat for the I quarter 2016[16].

According to Service of statistics, in the IT sphere the smallest gain of salaries was shown by Rospechat and Rossvyaz — on average for 4% and 4.2% respectively. The greatest gain for the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and Roskomnadzor — 8.5% and 12.2% respectively.

As a result official average amount of remuneration of work in Roskomnadzor reached the level of 39 thousand, in Rospechat now — one thousand p41.4, in Rossvyaz - one thousand p43.3. Government employees of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications whose average salary was one thousand according to the results of the I quarter of p64.8 became the highest paid IT officials.

2012: Plan of reform of Nikiforov

  • In October, 2012 it became known that the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Nikolai Nikiforov suggested to optimize staff of under control department. For October, 2012 in it 329 regular officials and 124 consultants who get paid for the services too work. At the same time, according to the management, "the current level of staff of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications does not correspond to the level of tasks which face us". Nikiforov wants already in the first quarter 2013 to lower number of employees practically twice — to 205 people.

Secondly, the minister wants to increase annual wage fund. Now it makes 298.6 million rubles. Nikiforov suggests to add to him 309.6 million rubles. Thus, the general moneybox can increase to 608 million rubles.

At the same time the total "net" salary received on hands of the employees who remained after reduction will be 468 million rubles. However Nikiforov suggests to make distribution of this amount extremely uneven: only five people ― the minister and his four deputies should receive almost fifth part of this money. On them 84 million rubles of "net" salary is necessary. Nikiforov's earnings in this situation will grow from present 240 thousand rubles a month to 2.5 million rubles a month (30 million rubles a year). Two deputies will receive on 1.3 million rubles instead of 190 thousand rubles a month, two more ― on 950 thousand rubles instead of 172 thousand rubles.

For comparison: the official income of Vladimir Putin for 2011 was 3.6 million rubles, the Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko — 17 million rubles, the Finance Minister Anton Siluanov — 11.4 million rubles.

The official salary of the predecessor Nikiforov, and nowadays the Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and opponent Nikiforov of Igor Shchegolev on a post of the head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications in 2011 was 240 thousand rubles a month (2.9 million rubles a year). Shchegolev along with Rashid Nurgaliyev was the most low-paid of ministers. Since 2009 Shchegolev renting apartment became a homeowner in the capital only by 2010, reports "BUSINESS of Online"[17].

  • In February, 2013 it became known that the volume of a salary fund did not change as the idea was opposed by the Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov, but the end is not put to this question: discussions[18] continue[18].

2011

According to the report of Rosstat "About the number and compensation of civil servants of federal state bodies in the first quarter 2011", the average monthly salary of staff of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications in reporting period was 38.6 thousand rubles, having increased in comparison with the first quarter 2010 by 7.1%. The number of staff of the ministry as of the end of a reporting quarter at the same time was 332 persons at completeness of positions of 72.5%[19]

Respectively, average monthly salary in the federal agencies subordinated to the ministry according to the results of the first quarter of the current year was: 36.08 thousand rubles in Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), 34.5 thousand rubles in Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications (Rospechat) and 33.86 thousand rubles in Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz). In comparison with the same period of 2010, the salary of staff of Roskomnadzor decreased by 9.5%, Rospechat — decreased by 3.2%, Rossvyaz — was reduced by 10.9%.

Number of staff for the end of the first quarter 2011 in Roskomnadzor was 151 persons (staff is recruited for 77.4%), in Rospechat — 192 persons (staff is recruited for 88.1%), in Rossvyaz — 103 persons (staff is recruited for 92.0%).

For comparison, the maximum average monthly yield of staff of federal state agencies, in particular, of Presidential Administration, reached 86.13 thousand rubles in a reporting quarter that is 7.4% higher than a similar indicator of 2010. At the same time the average monthly salary of civil servants in federal state agencies in the first quarter was the current year 45.7 thousand rubles, having increased in comparison with 2010 by 1.8%.

As earlier reported CNews, the annual income of the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Igor Shchegolev in 2010, according to the published data on income and property of members of the Russian government, was 3.273 million rubles that is nearly 400 thousand rubles more, than in 2009, but it is much less in comparison with income in 2008.

Previous structures of the ministry

2012-2018: Nikolai Nikiforov's ministry

Minister: Nikiforov Nikolay Anatolyevich

Deputy ministers:

Chiefs of departments:

Structure of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications since October 31, 2012

2008-2012: Igor Shchegolev's ministry

Minister: Shchegolev Igor Olegovich

Deputy ministers:

Departments:

    • Department of development of science, innovations and education. The head of department is Vodopyanov Vladimir Aleksandrovich
    • Department of methodology of creation and operation of information systems
    • Department of examination of IT of projects
    • Department of coordination of budgeted expenses
    • Department of state policy in the field of ICT and interaction with the international organizations. The head of department is Shipovskov Denis Valeryevich

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Notes

  1. About the approval of Rules of providing subsidies from the federal budget to the Russian legal entity on creation of the industry center of the State detection system, warning and mitigation of consequences of the computer attacks
  2. In the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications it is critically bad with discipline
  3. the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation will act as the coordinator of creation of an IT hub in Vietnam
  4. [https://www.cableman.ru/content/schetnaya-palata-rf-proverila-deyatelnost-minkomsvyazi-za-2018-god the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation checked activity of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications for 2018 Подробнее: https://www.cableman.ru/content/schetnaya-palata-rf-proverila-deyatelnost-minkomsvyazi-za-2018-god ]
  5. of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications again illegally spent money for IT
  6. of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation prepares the bill of state control of Internet traffic
  7. the Order "About the Approval of the Plan of Activity of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation for 2016-2021"
  8. of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications predicted sharp falling of audience of Russia Today
  9. the Accounts Chamber told about billion violations in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications
  10. 10,0 10,1 [http://www.vedomosti.ru/tech/news/8689871/minkomsvyazi_obnovilos#ixzz2JuxIYjWM the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications
  11. the First year of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of Nikolai Nikiforov
  12. the First year of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of Nikolai Nikiforov
  13. Medvedev appointed the Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications responsible for the electronic government
  14. of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and Rostelecom reject charges of the State Office of Public Prosecutor of plunder of 300 million rubles
  15. the Ministry of Internal Affairs checks Rostelecom and the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications regarding plunder of money of Electronic Russia
  16. of CNews: Salaries in the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications grew by 8.5%
  17. the Minister of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov wanted salary in 2.5 million rubles a month
  18. 18,0 18,1 [http://www.vedomosti.ru/tech/news/8689871/minkomsvyazi_obnovilos#ixzz2JuxIYjWM the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications
  19. the Staff of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications in a month earn on average about 39 thousand rub.