Gorbachev Stumps for Outsourcing in Russia
Russian society is ready to make a breakthrough.Russian society is ready to make a breakthrough. The high level of education and the potential of our science enable us to take our place in the post-industrial economy," former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev told a gathering of some 1,000 at the Massachusetts Software Council meeting in Boston last week. Gorbachev came down firmly on the side of outsourcing in the former Soviet Union republics of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. He noted that those three countries had nearly $1 billion worth of IT exports last year.
"We are following India closely. India today is the leader. So we will support outsourcing," said Gorbachev, citing new technology parks that are being constructed in the Russian cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow to accommodate the expanding industry.