The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of Russia: no money was allocated for the creation of a messenger for civil servants

Published on May 10, 2016

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of Russia: no money was allocated for the creation of a messenger for civil servants

    The head of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov said that the budget for the development of a special state messenger was not allocated, writes TASS. But the minister himself approved the idea. “The idea sounded. Why not if there is a good product. Some kind of budget financing is not expected yet, while nothing has been requested, ”the minister said.

    This statement was made in response to a question about the creation of a specialized messenger for government agencies with Mail.ru. Let me remind you that after doctors , policemen and civil servants in some regions of the Russian Federation began to prohibit business correspondence in the messengers that are now widespread, there was an initiative to create a state messenger. And the police union even suggested to buy Telegram from Pavel Durov.

    The minister also noted that if a domestic product of this kind existed, it would be advisable for state officials to use it.

    “Now they don’t use any messengers with any security protocols (state structures - approx. Ed.), Only public information can be posted there. If any official information or state secret is disclosed, this is a reason for initiating a criminal case, ”Nikiforov commented on the situation.

    A proposal to develop a messenger concept for government agencies was previously put forward by the Internet Development Institute (head - Presidential Adviser on Internet issues German Klimenko) and Mail.Ru Group.