As new technology takes hold around the world, changing the way we live, work and relate to each other, the pace of innovation differs from country to country. Over the last decade, sectors such as e-commerce, mobile telephony and FinTech in Russia have evolved at least on a par with developed countries if not faster. Can Russia leapfrog developed markets in terms of technological innovation? What are the sectors best positioned to lead the advance? Can sanctions hold back the pace of further technological development in Russia or, on the contrary, give additional stimulus?