He said this, speaking at the forum "Digital Industry of Industrial Russia".

"I am genuinely surprised by the passive position of some large industrialists. Apparently, they believe that they will live on foreign solutions for many years. Colleagues, let's have no illusions - you just won't be able to sit out, "RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Mishustin stressed that the Russian authorities have already launched a new mechanism for interaction between industries and companies in the field of information technology - industrial competence centers.

"Their main task is to find all areas where there is a critical dependence on foreign digital products. And set clear priorities for the creation and implementation of Russian software," he said.

Earlier, Mishustin said that Russia should not follow the path of blindly copying Western solutions in the IT industry.