The Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) of the Higher School of Economics analyzed the position of Russia in the new ranking of the Global Innovation Index (GII-2020) and examines indicators that characterize the development of information and communication technologies. Russia has improved in four indicators that characterize the development of ICT: the integral indicator of ICT use, the cost of mobile applications that are being created, the number of national top-level domains per 1 thousand population, and the number of edits on Wikipedia per 1 million population.
In other three indicators Russia moved down 3-9 places. The country’s position in terms of the share of imports of ICT services (telecommunications, computer and information services) in the total volume of foreign trade decreased most noticeably. In the GII-2019, in terms of this indicator, Russia moved to 45th place (dropped 17 places), in the current rating it took 54th place (dropped 9 places).
The country’s position in the GII ranking has not changed in six indicators characterizing access to ICT, their contribution to the creation of new organizational models, software costs, the number of common top-level domains per 1 thousand population, the development of government online services, and citizens participation in e-government activities.

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