OREANDA-NEWS. The head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, in a letter to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, estimated the costs of the company when switching to Russian software at an amount starting from "180 billion rubles." RBC writes about this with reference to a copy of the document. Its authenticity to the publication was confirmed by a source in the corporation.

In the letter, Miller asked to exclude from the draft presidential decree "On measures of an economic nature to ensure the technological independence and security of critical information infrastructure facilities" specific dates for the transition to domestic programs and equipment: this, according to the document, must be done by January 1, 2024 and by the beginning of 2025 years, respectively.

According to the head of the company, the current version of the decree will lead "to a significant one-time financial burden and risks of negative impact on the economic performance of Gazprom."

It is recalled that in November 2020, the Russian Ministry of Digital Science published for public discussion new draft documents on the transition of critical information infrastructure facilities mainly to domestic software from 2024, and to Russian equipment from 2025. The objects of CII include networks and information systems of government agencies, enterprises of the defense, fuel and nuclear industries, energy, transport, as well as the credit and financial sector.