At a meeting with Russian news agencies and print media, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia should be prepared to be disconnected from the global Internet, as reports "Kommersant." The threat exists, he said, and it is very real.
As for the shutdown, the president believes it will be problematic for everyone, including foreign partners."I can’t speak for our partners, what they have in mind, I think it will cause them enormous damage, damage themselves, " Putin said. "They’re sitting there, it’s their invention, and everyone is listening, seeing and reading what you say and accumulating this information, and they won’t do that."
Before disconnecting Russia from the Internet, then Vladimir Putin is sure that the initiators of such a process "will think a hundred times." "But everything is theoretically possible, so we have to create segments that don’t depend on anyone, " the president is convinced.
According to Putin, Russia has no plans to disconnect from the global Internet, but it is worth investing in the development of digital sovereignty: "We must develop, invest there, do not spare money and keep in mind that this is one of the key areas of development in the world in general and for our country in particular.
The bill on "sovereign runet" was passed in its first reading on February 12. The amendments provide for the creation in the Russian Federation of an infrastructure which would ensure the operability of Russian Internet resources in the event that they cannot be connected to foreign servers. It is planned to allocate 20 billion rubles for this project. The initiative is opposed by the Accounts Chamber and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
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