Analysis of the current state of the Russian IT Industry: key issues and trends

DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2023-1-29-201-216

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Alexey A. Pankratov

MGIMO University,
76, Vernadsky ave., Moscow, 119454, Russia,


The proposed study is devoted to the analysis of the current state of the Russian IT industry, the identification of key trends and problems in the area under consideration. Within the framework of the article, the issue of determining the types of economic activities related to the IT sector is being worked out, as well as the key resulting indicators of the activity of the IT industry of the Russian Federation, such as the number of IT companies and their revenue in the context of key industry areas of the IT sector and constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The results obtained on the basis of the aggregation of statistical data of the “SPARK-Interfax” system are compared with existing estimates and indicators of the current state of the IT industry in the Russian Federation, problems and causes of significant discrepancies in heterogeneous estimates are identified, and approaches to solving these problems are proposed. The article notes the predominance of the service and infrastructure orientation of the Russian IT industry and the secondary importance of the production and technological component, which leads to the predominance in modern Russian studies of the study of derivative issues of the development of the IT sector—informatization and digitalization of society and the economy, the development of the Internet and the provision of public services in electronic form. An analysis of the territorial organization of the Russian IT industry reveals the problems of its overconcentration in the most developed centers of economic activity and generates recommendations for the state regional policy, which should include a set of tools aimed at smoothing existing spatial differences in terms of localization and concentration of the economic potential of the Russian IT industry.


IT industry, information and communication technologies, information society, regions of Russia, territorial organization


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For citation: Pankratov A.A. Analysis of the current state of the Russian IT Industry: key issues and trends. InterCarto. InterGIS. GI support of sustainable development of territories: Proceedings of the International conference. Moscow: MSU, Faculty of Geography, 2023. V. 29. Part 1. P. 201–216. DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2023-1-29-201-216 (in Russian)