Rostelecom launches beta version of Sputnik search service
Sputnik has been designed to focus primarily on socially important internet services. It is calibrated to find accurate information about Russian organizations and service providers from official websites and to filter out unverified data.
"In line with the strategy of Rostelecom, we go to the growing online market, which is attractive to all the major players in the telecom industry," Rostelecom President and CEO Sergei Kalugin said at Sputnik's launch. "Sputnik becomes relevant platform for access to socially important services of the information society, which increases the standard of living."
At the time of its launch, Sputnik had analyzed 10 billion web documents from a variety of services and businesses, including pharmacies, gas stations, veterinary clinics, passport agencies, tailors and social service agencies.
"Today there is a qualitative change in the consumption of the Internet," Sputnik Chairman and Rostelecom Vice President Alexei Basov said. "Rostelecom has everything to develop a massive online service for everyday tasks and create a point of interaction between citizens and the state and public institutions. Our goal is to secure the championship in the sphere of interests of citizens."
The beta version of Sputnik is currently online and is available for testing by anyone.
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