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The government refused additional measures to support mobile operators

According to the government of the Russian Federation, the communications industry turned out to be more stable than other industries, in connection with which the government

refused additional support measuresindustries. Telecom operators counted on a preferential income tax rate, a moratorium on deductions to the universal service reserve and obtaining soft loans for the purchase of infrastructure equipment. Of the support measures taken, they note only a moratorium on expanding the capacity of data storage systems by 15% in accordance with the Yarovaya Law, the suspension of requirements for communication coverage of federal highways and permission to share communication networks in remote areas, as well as the possibility of indexing tariffs at the level of inflation.