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The Putin Regime Will Never Tire of Imposing Internet Control: Developments in Digital Legislation in Russia

Moscow’s recently introduced bills are the latest in a long history of efforts to bring the internet more tightly under its control. Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Net Politics February 22, 2021, 7:00 am (EST)https://www.cfr.org/blog/putin-regime-will-never-tire-imposing-internet-control-developments-digital-legislation-russia Baurzhan Rakhmetov is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University. His dissertation studies the dynamics of internet control globally and in post-Soviet states. […]

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MakerDAO Debts Grow as DeFi Leader Moves to Stabilize Protocol

A Russian government agency has requested contractor bids to find ways to block censorship-resistant internet technologies, like mesh networks. The list includes messaging app company Telegram’s yet-to-be-launched blockchain.  The call for bids was published on March 3 by the General Radio Frequency Center, the agency controlling the use of radio frequencies in Russia, and first […]

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Russia Takes a Big Step Toward Internet Isolation

Russia can’t cut its internet off from the rest of the world yet. But a recent test foreshadowed more censorship and repression to come. Over the holidays, the Russian government said it had completed a multi-day test of a national, internal internet known as RuNet, a bid to show that the country’s online infrastructure could […]

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Russia ‘successfully tests’ its unplugged internet

By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 24 December 2019 Russia has successfully tested a country-wide alternative to the global internet, its government has announced. Details of what the test involved were vague but, according to the Ministry of Communications, ordinary users did not notice any changes. The results will now be presented to President Putin. Experts […]