The Federation Council proposed the creation of the Russian Internet

    The proposal to create "their own domestic Russian information system to leave the US wing" was voiced by Federation Council member Maxim Kavjaradze at a meeting of the constitutional law committee during a debate on the law that equates bloggers with 3,000 or more readers per day to the media. The network name that came to the senator’s head is “Cheburashka”.

    The motive for creating an autonomous network was the issue of information security of "an entire country that is exposed to information attacks, cyber attacks, as well as attempts to split society." The senator proposed to finance the project at the expense of the regions. Maxim Kavdzharadze believes that Russia could create such a network with the CSTO countries (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) or with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

    The idea of ​​creating their own infrastructure with variable frequency was expressed after the publication of Wikileaks, the publication of Edward Snowden's documents and disconnection of two Russian banks from Visa and MasterCard systems, as well as the downgrade of Russia's sovereign rating by international rating agencies.

    One of the latest high-profile remarks towards the Internet was made by the president at a media forum in St. Petersburg, at which Vladimir Putin, in response to a question from one of the bloggers about the need for hosting Western services servers in Russia, said: “The Internet initially arose as a CIA project, and is developing. The ancestors of this area are Americans, and they are trying to maintain their monopoly. But this is impossible in the modern world, and we need to purposefully fight for our interests. ” The market reacted to such a statement by the collapse of the value of shares of Russian IT companies to 10%.

    Source: RIA Novosti

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