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Russia Signals It Can't Ditch Critical Western Tech Any Time Soon

Posted on AllSides September 27th, 2023
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Russia won't be able to ditch critical Western technology any time soon, a recently published government document suggests.

Officials are asking that the use of Western microchips be phased out by 2035, Russian daily newspaper Kommersant reported on Wednesday, citing a government document published on September 9.

Russia has relied on Western microchips to power items such as laptops and smartphones, as well as a wide range of military equipment, including tanks, attack helicopters and targeting systems. But sanctions imposed on the country following President Vladimir Putin's full-scale invasion of...

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