Russian OS planned to replace Microsoft and Apple

Russian OS: Russia wants to have created its own operating system to replace Microsoft and Apple within ten years time, according to a report in today’s  Izvestia. The proposal was expected to be presented to the Kremlin today as part of an internet development programme put together by Russia’s Institute for Internet Development and is expected to be ready for use by all government agencies and “strategic enterprises” by  between 2025-2030.
The proposal comes amid growing Russian belligerence and defiance at the West, with Igor Ashmanov, CEO of the internet marketing company that bears his name, suggesting that Russia should also be building its own hardware by then.“We need technological independence … from processors to applications,” he said. “The claims that we need to support competitiveness and an open market, and that therefore Western products should receive equal terms on our market, are stupidity and sabotage.”