We need to focus on supporting domestic services and promoting and helping them, — Anton Gorelkin, Member of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications.
As for the regulators, of course, we would expect a more predictable legislative policy so that we can understand what we should focus on. Of course, it’s crucial to support access to the capital market [...] given the path that the Russian media market is taking, moving from 100% piracy to more legitimate models. We are still in the process of educating the user that content needs to be consumed on legal platforms and that you have to pay for it, and this also requires some legislative support, — Oleg Tumanov, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, IVI.
Regulation should be deliberate [...] We should be open to Western content on large platforms, but not to the platforms themselves. We can’t cut off the opportunities for Russian players to enter open capital markets [...] We need to think about how to effectively separate ownership and control. And one more innovation that we are discussing, which I suggest we think about, is to nevertheless introduce a restriction on the distribution of foreign content within a single platform [...] At the same time, we will certainly support the creation of partnerships between Russian and Western players, — Anton Gorelkin, Member of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications.