The Kremlin warned about the real threat of disabling Russian Internet




Exercises conducted jointly with the Ministry of Communications of the Russian security agencies have confirmed the lack of stability of the Internet in Russia in case of hostile targeted action. This was told by presidential aide, former head of the Ministry of Communications Shchegolev.


The official said that the key elements of the Internet are outside the Russian Federation, reports Tass . “Therefore, access to the site can be blocked at any stage: the root servers may incorrectly translate the address of the site in the form of a machine or do not respond to your requests, and network router – to send a request to another site or physically disconnect the network segment of the Internet,” – said the assistant president. Ultimately ðóíåò, according to him, can be blocked entirely, with the participation of external forces.

Such a threat Schogolev believes very real given the fact that the Western partners are becoming less predictable. He recalled that six months ago seemed preposterous idea that some Russian banks may stop serving international payment systems. Today, the sound requirements disable Russian banks from the interbank payment system SWIFT.

“What prevents the same politicians demanded Russia disable the Internet?” – Asks Schogolev. He cited the example of Syria off from the World Wide Web in 2012, with the participation of US National Security Agency.

Protection of information space of Russia, according Schegoleva, is one of the priority areas of national security, so the issue was discussed at a meeting of the Security Council. According assistant to the president, Russia, the need to create a key Internet infrastructure, including national root servers, the national system of route-address information. “It should also be more actively engaged in import, create their own equipment and software,” – said Schogolev.

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