(WorldviewStratfor) The Russian government has signed a number of agreements with several state-owned enterprises to distribute responsibilities for the development of a wide range of technologies. Russian Railways will manage the development of quantum communications, Rosatom will manage the development of quantum computing as well as material sciences. Rostec will develop quantum sensors, and both Rostelecom and Rostec will head the development of Russia’s 5G infrastructure. The budgets for these developments were not included in the contracts, but are expected to be released closer to fall.
Moscow is now also pushing for “technological sovereignty” as a way to reduce economic and intellectual dependencies in the face of sanctions and deteriorating relations with the West.