Why Russia Wants to Break the Internet

It finally happened, at the beginning of May president Vladimir Putin signed a bill that seeks to establish Russia’s “internet sovereignty.”

The law’s explanatory note bluntly asserts that it was prepared taking into account the aggressive nature of the U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy adopted in 2018.

“Under these conditions, protective measures are necessary for ensuring the long term and stable functioning of the internet in Russia.”

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