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Controversial Russian law to control internet enters force

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The law, which President Vladimir Putin signed in May, requires Russian internet providers to install technical devices provided by the authorities to enable centralized control of traffic

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Putin signs controversial internet law

May 02, 2019 - 5:41 PM

The law, which will come into effect in November, will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet

RUSSIA'S INTERNET LAW. A protester holds a placard reading "Putin lies" during an opposition rally in central Moscow, on March 10, 2019, to demand internet freedom in Russia. File photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Kremlin cracking down on internet to muzzle critics, say experts

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

According to experts, the Russian government recognizes the internet as the principal threat to its domination

NEW YEAR. Russian President Vladimir Putin wishes Russians 'changes for the better' in his New Year message as the world welcomes the year 2018. File photo

Russia's Internet censorship grew nine-fold in 2015 – rights group

Feb 16, 2016 - 10:58 PM

The group Agora finds incidents of Internet censorship increased from 1 019 in 2014 to 9 022 in 2015

Kremlin wants to 'protect' Russian web from 'unpredictable West'

Sep 19, 2014 - 5:51 PM

UPDATED President Vladimir Putin will convene September 22 a meeting of the country s Security Council to discuss possible cyber restrictions the respected Vedomosti business daily reports

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives a press conference after a summit in Minsk early on August 27, 2014. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP