The ‘Electronic Russia’ portal was founded by decree of Leonid Reiman, Russia’s minister for information technology and communications. The portal’s goal is the integration and development of information resources dedicated to the federal targeted-purpose program ‘Electronic Russia (2002-2010)’, and realizing this program on the federal, regional, and municipal level.
The portal is the direct successor to the site ‘Electronic Russia’, which was found at e-rus.ru until December 10, 2004. The electronic representation for the targeted-purpose program ‘Electronic Russia’ on the Internet was created in 2002. Its goal was to inform Russian citizens about the work of state customers and executive federal bodies, responsible for realizing the program and for solving the following tasks: reflecting the process of interaction between different state bodies of power and local citizens’ self-government bodies; the accumulation of basic principles, standards, and model decisions; and aiming to perfect the info-communication industry as one of the most important directions in Russia’s social-economic development.
At the present time, the portal is an open, interactive space for the formation of an internet community, including representatives from state government, the business community, and Russian citizens, who actively participate in discussing the elaboration and development of projects and initiatives, within the frame of the program. The portal is meant to demonstrate all stages of the realization of the targeted-purpose ‘Electronic Russia’ and to reflect its basic principles:
- The reduction of bureaucratic barriers to development and implementation of info-communication technology (ICT), as long as citizens’ constitutional rights and state security interests are ensured;
- The openness of the program’s concept, goals, and tasks, for discussion by all interested parties;
- The barring of any duplicated work, realized in the framework of other programs;
- The reduction of financial burdens to the budget, and maximum thriftiness in all expenditures in the budgets on every level.
There are currently three sites:
- ‘Electronic Russia’. The portal’s central resource, containing general information about the targeted-purpose program ‘Electronic Russia’ and its realization, a general news wire, an interview with Minister Leonid Reiman and other publications, a normative base, information about competitions, and a unified system of user services, including interactive ones – forums, a search function, subscription to the news wire, experience exchange, and others.
- ‘Electronic Government’. The site dedicated to questions relating to state organs of power. It contains the concept for use of information technologies in the activities of federal structures through to 2010, as laid out in Russian Federal Government decree #1244-r (September 27, 2004), and material on the realization of programs for action in the sphere of ICT through to 2010.
- ‘Electronic Russia – Regions’. This site sheds light on the problems of information technologies in the regions, and invites the professional community to take part in discussing the project ‘Concept for regional information’, which develops the idea of territorial information systems, and examines the questions of compatibility with federal bodies’ information systems.
The program’s goals and tasks conform to the guidelines laid out in the Okinava Charter on the global information society, signed by the Russian president on July 26, 2000; the ‘Concept for creating and developing a united information space for Russia and corresponding state information resources’, approved by presidential decision on November 23, 1995; and the doctrine for informational security in the Russian Federation.
Important documents related to the development of IT branches also include:
Russia’s national strategy for information development; the concept for use of information technologies in the activities of federal structures; the concept for developing the Russian Federation’s information technology market; and the concept for regional information through to 2010.
As Leonid Dododzhonovich Reiman, Russian minister for information technologies and communications, told the meeting of directions and tutorial board of the Center for the development of an information society, the adoption of these documents at the state level will allow Russia to become a leading state in the sphere of information technology by 2010.
All information materials are published on the site, with the goal of forming public support actions, implemented in the framework of the targeted-purpose program ‘Electronic Russia’, and reflect executive bodies’ official position towards organisations participating in the realization of the program.
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