Over half of Russians registered in ESIA

5 December

The system turned 7 last November

Over a half of Russians (almost 84 million) are now registered in the Unified Identification and Authentication System (ESIA) that turned 7 last November.
The system is very popular: since the beginning of 2018, the ESIA accounts have been used to complete more than 1.5 billion authorizations – almost twice the number of the previous year. The system has become a single point of access to more than 2 thousand public and commercial portals. With the ESIA, over 9 thousand users per minute visit the Unified and Regional Public Services Portals, the websites of the Federal Registration Service, the Federal Tax Service, the Pension Fund, the Russian Public Initiative (ROI) and also connect to a free public WiFi network in the Moscow transport.
The Nenets, Chukotka, Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, the Republic of Tyva, Kursk and Sakhalin Oblasts are in the lead among the regions where the number of citizens aged over 14 registered in the system exceed 90%. Over one year, the number of citizens registered in the ESIA in these regions has increased by 10-15%. Also among the leaders are the Republic of Altai, Magadan Oblast and Jewish autonomous Oblast, showing an increase of more than 30%.
In 2018, the number of regions with this indicator exceeding 70% increased to include the Republic of Kalmykia where the number of users registered in the ESIA grew by almost 35% within the year, the Republic of Adygea and the Kamchatka Krai (about 25%), the Khabarovsk Krai, the Republics of Bashkortostan, Mari El and Sakha (Yakutia), and Kirov and Oryol Oblasts (over 20%).
Over 54% of the total number of ESIA users are women. “Electronic” citizens aged 45 and over account for more than 40%, followed by Russians aged 25-34 (more than 25%) and 35-44 (22%). The proportion of users aged 18-24 is almost 10%.
EPGU (the Unified Public Services Portal is now offering more than 29,000 federal, regional and municipal public e-services. To receive about 23,000 of them, users need to have confirmed accounts (currently about 60% of the EPGU users, or over 52 million people have them). Most often, Russians confirm the ESIA account in the Customer Service Centers – more than 43 million people used this facility. Nearly 6.2 million users received a personal identification code in a letter sent via the Russian Post. Implemented in March 2018, the service of identity confirmation via online banking is gaining popularity - almost 2.2 million people used this channel. More than 450 thousand citizens have confirmed their accounts using a qualified electronic signature.
Russia’s Telecom Ministry acts as the government contracting authority for the ESIA development and operation. The System development under the “Information Society (2017-2030)”  government programme is the responsibility of Rostelecom as the sole contractor for the development of E-Government Infrastructure under Government Decree No 812-r dated 28 April 2017. The project’s technology partner is RTLabs.