Russian authorities to discuss off from the global Internet




Next week, several activities will be held, during which high-ranking officials will discuss the work of the Russian segment of the Internet in an emergency. The same theme as “Vedomosti”, will be next Monday at a meeting of the Security Council with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Officials of the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation shall report the results of the July exercises that were conducted to test the stability of the Internet in Russia, and must prevent violations under unfriendly “concerted action.”


As a result, officials are planning to make some decisions that will strengthen the sovereignty of the Russian segment of the worldwide web. We are talking about the introduction of a special order of Internet governance, which gives the authorities the opportunity at any time to turn off Russia from the global network.

According to preliminary information, as long as the permanent disabling of access to the international network of the question. But Russian operators are will have to adjust the equipment so that in the event of an emergency the Russian Internet can be quickly disconnected from the global. Emergency situation can be considered as acts of war, and, for example, serious protests in the country. The interviewee recalled how in 2011, during the riots in Egypt, local authorities cut off the Internet and mobile communications throughout the country.

Another goal, according to an employee of a large operator – protect ðóíåò of isolation from the United States. This can happen if the States decides to disconnect from Russia of IP-addresses.

The second idea, which will discuss the officials – the transfer of state functions domain administrator, who now takes the public organization – Coordination Center for TLD (KC). Most likely, this will the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvâz) subordinate to the Ministry of Communications.

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