We need to develop alternative software which will enable us to work despite being cut off from suppliers of traditional software. <...> In recent years, we have cautiously switched to the outsourcing model, and have largely incorporated all our programs at our facilities. This has helped us enormously now. We cannot be switched off with a single flick of a switch. However, it is clear that sanctions have cut us off from updates and service support. <...> We have 2–4 years to ensure that the software is fully developed in such a way that we can exist autonomously. <...> It is crucial that the public and private sectors join forces in this regard so that priorities can be drawn up and key resources identified. And then, by pooling all our resources, and with government support, we will need to solve this problem — Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal.
We still need to preserve an environment of competition. For this reason, we will not restrict our support to just one leader in our self-contained, substantial, but not global market. Otherwise, our high‑quality products will cease to remain so. <...> We are against the legalization of piracy. That’s not because we want to be different from our unfriendly partners, but because we, unlike them, endeavour not to undermine the foundations of doing business. <...> We need to work in a systemic way with the biggest companies and state corporations... to make teams stronger, give them the resources they need, give them an area to focus on, and give them space to be creative and to pursue their ambitions. Our market will then continue to be competitive, and will only become increasingly so — Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.