Russia’s campaign to control the Internet isn’t just a secret intelligence gambit any longer. It’s an explicit goal, proclaimed by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a key element of the Kremlin’s foreign policy.
Putin complained during his annual address to the Russian federal assembly on April 21 that the United States and other western countries are “stubbornly rejecting Russia’s numerous proposals to establish an international dialogue on information and cybersecurity. We have come up with these proposals many times. They avoid even discussing this matter.”
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