I don’t think anyone can say for sure if Kaspersky is a tool for the Russian state (unless of course you work for the Russian secret services). I work on the basis that all information I type into my computer is potentially hackable. All we can do is try and minimise our risks. One school of thought is that if there are equally good security options available then when use Kaspersky. But I still use them at present due to the technical quality of their software.