24 june 2011

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with Minister of Communications and Mass Media Igor Shchegolev

The two officials discussed providing telephone services in rural areas, modernising national communications systems and technology, and cooperation with foreign – especially European – partners in regulating mobile roaming tariffs. Vladimir Putin emphasised that constant attention should be given to this issue, so that “Russians will not find themselves at a disadvantage compared with residents of other countries using modern communications services.”