Reuters: Russia publishes plan to tax foreign tech, promote home-grown rivals

Reuters: Russia publishes plan to tax foreign tech, promote home-grown rivals. “Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Sazanov said earlier this year that large foreign digital companies providing services in Russia should be subject to profit taxes, and that Moscow was involved in discussions with the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). But in Russia’s case, the move also comes amid a wider effort to strengthen control of the internet and promote domestic alternatives to the services offered by Silicon Valley.”

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