Ministry of Communications and Mass Media (Russia)

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Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of Russia
Министерство связи и массовых коммуникаций Российской Федерации
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Ministry seal
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Headquarters of the ministry in the Central Telegraph Building
Agency overview
Formed 2008
Preceding agencies Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (2004-2008)
Ministry of Communications and Informatics (1999-2004)
Ministry of Communications (1946-1991)
People's Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs (1917-1946)
Jurisdiction Government of Russia
Headquarters Tverskaya 7, Moscow
55°45′30.98″N 37°36′40.05″E / 55.7586056°N 37.6111250°E / 55.7586056; 37.6111250Coordinates: 55°45′30.98″N 37°36′40.05″E / 55.7586056°N 37.6111250°E / 55.7586056; 37.6111250
Annual budget 58.8 billion rouble (FY 2011)[1]
Minister responsible Nikolai Nikiforov
Child agency Russian Federal Communications Agency, Roskomnadzor, Rospechat
Website www.minsvyaz.ru

Ministry of Communications and Mass Media (Russian: Министерство связи и массовых коммуникаций Российской Федерации) also known as MinComSvyaz Rossii (Russian: Минкомсвязь России) is the governmental agency in Russia which is responsible for Telecommunications and Media as well as Post.

The ministry is responsible for drafting and implementing national policy and legal regulation in:[2]

  • information technology, including the creation of government information resources and the promotion of access to such resources
  • telecommunications, including the allocation of and conversion of the radio frequency spectrum, and postal communications
  • mass communications and the media, including the electronic media, the development of the Internet, television and radio broadcasting, and related technology
  • publishing and printing
  • personal data processing.

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