Dmitry Medvedev: Russia is ready to disconnect from the global Internet

Dmitry Medvedev: Russia is ready to disconnect from the global Internet

Russia is technically and legally ready to disconnect from the global Internet. Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev announced this in an interview with reporters.

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However, the shutdown itself is not part of the intentions of the authorities and is seen as a last resort. As noted by Medvedev, this “would not be desirable.”

Medvedev explained:

Of course, we have a plan of how to act in such a situation. The Internet, as you know, appeared at a certain time, and, of course, the key rights to control [находятся] in the United States of America. So potentially, if something extraordinary happens, if someone’s head is completely blown off, this can happen. Precisely because the keys to this casket are overseas. ”

Recall that the law on the “autonomous Runet” entered into force on November 1, 2019. It is designed to ensure reliable operation in case of disconnection from the foreign part of the Network and provides for the creation of a backup infrastructure and other measures. Within the framework of the law, it is planned to conduct annual exercises in Russia to disconnect Runet from the world network. In addition, Roskomnadzor can take over “centralized control of the public communications network” in the event of a threat to the stability, security or integrity of the Runet.

Dmitry Medvedev: Russia is ready to disconnect from the global Internet

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