'Russia is one step closer to creating its own, independent internet
-- at least legally speaking. Russian President Vladimir Putin has
signed into law new measures that would enable the creation of a
national network, able to operate separately from the rest of the
world, according to documents posted on a government portal this week.
From a report:
For now, the network remains largely theoretical though, with few
practical details disclosed. In concept, the new law aims to protect
Russia from foreign online restrictions by creating what the Kremlin
calls a "sustainable, secure and fully functioning" local internet.
The legislation takes effect in November, state news agency
RIA-Novosti reported. According to a summary from RIA-Novosti, the law
calls for the creation of a monitoring and a management center
supervised by Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecoms agency. The state agency
will be charged with ensuring the availability of communication
services in Russia in extraordinary situations. During such
situations, it would also be empowered to cut off external traffic
exchange, creating a purely Russian web'
-- source: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/05/02/1535237
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