Microsoft refused to create Windows-tablet for Russian schoolchildren due to US sanctions




Microsoft has suspended cooperation with the publishing house “Enlightenment”. Now create a special plate for Russian schoolchildren postponed indefinitely. It is reported by Forbes, with reference to The New York Times.


According to the paper, the software giant took this step because of the fact that the head of the board of directors of the publishing house “Enlightenment” is a businessman Arkady Rotenberg, came under US sanctions.

In this case, the text of the official statement from Microsoft stated that “Enlightenment” is not subject to US sanctions, but the world’s largest corporations decided nevertheless to suspend work with the publishing house “for further evaluation of the situation.”

“Despite the fact that our audit, which included consultations with the authorities in the US and international law firms, has not revealed that in respect of” Enlightenment “sanctions were imposed by the US or EU, we put the work under the agreement and carry out additional checks” – the statement says Microsoft.

The guide publisher “Enlightenment” claim that learned about the suspension of the agreement with Microsoft media and yet have no clue what fate awaits a joint project to develop electronic textbooks for Russian schools.

Partnership Agreement between the “enlightened” and Microsoft was signed at the end of September this year. Then the American corporation and publisher agreed to implement joint projects on the integration of electronic textbooks in the schools of the Russian Federation, as well as the overall work in the field of distance education and improving systems and GIA USE.

It was assumed that the tablet will run Windows and to ensure access “to all existing and prospective programs to support the educational process.”

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