Russia believes that x86 processors may have back doors in them to send back information to the Americans.
The new Russian processor, dubbed Baikal, will use the ARM Cortex 64-bit A57 core.
Baikal will be developed by T-Platforms the Russian developer of supercomputers which sold a system to New York State University two years ago.
In April 2013, the US Department of Commerce banned T-Systems from using ICs made using US
technology. However the ban was lifted last January,
Four years ago Putin said he was moving all Russian government computers to Linux.