While working with friendly countries, it is necessary to develop Russia’s own technologies
We are already creating special conditions for cooperation with our partners from friendly countries, so that they can localize technologies that are important to us today. Those technologies will support current production processes in key industries, including those that drive economic development within the Far East — Anatoliy Bobrakov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
Today we see these vacant cells, which simply must be filled. <...> If we talk about priorities, above all we need to fully meet the needs of the fuel and energy complex, oil and gas producers, power engineering, transport engineering, pharmaceuticals, medicine, and, perhaps chemistry — Aleksey Uchenov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
We finally now have the opportunity to begin domestic production in different industries. In the name of what? In the name of technological independence. But the danger is that we could fall back on the slippery slope and start buying the same things we do not have, but now from friendly countries — Igor Semenov, Executive Director, First Ore Mining Company.
The recipe (at least, that is what we are practicing) is to make trusted products that have other proper attributes of a protected product: reliability, accessibility, and domestic market auditability, both for Russia and for EurAsEC. With the inevitable return to the international market and the international distribution of labour, I am sure this will prove to be our competitive advantage — Igor Milashevsky, Chief Executive Officer, GLONASS.