"We are working on import substitution which in essence means re-industrialization, or a new wave of industrialization, because we had to create the industries that we had never had before. This is connected with sanctions and with current economic needs. As a result, new spheres appear," Medvedev said.
Pharmaceuticals, petrochemistry, hi-tech, IT became part of the import substitution program and "consequently, a new wave of industrialization of our economy," the prime minister added.
Gas station no more.
…. "This is not the same industrialization that occurred in the 20th century. This is an industrialization connected with developing new economy, new spheres of economy, first of all based on innovations, on IT. These technologies, IT sphere in itself, became a separate engine of progress, a separate sphere of the economy — a very important sphere," he concluded.
Russia enters re-industrialization stage — Medvedev