First Vice-Speaker of the Federation Council, Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrei Turchak said at a meeting of the Council for the Development of the Digital Economy that the economy needs at least a million more IT-specialists.
He also added that they not only need to be trained, but also retained through government solutions and benefits.
The number of IT specialists in our country last year was estimated at 1.7 million people. But experts say that our economy needs at least 1 million more specialists in this field. Institutions of higher education are facing the task of drastically increasing the intake of IT specialists.
As of early April, more than 1,000 employees of Yandex, Avito and Tinkoff Bank moved to Turkey after the start of the military special operation in Ukraine. About 900 of them were Yandex employees. About a third of them left the country some time later.