Thursday, May 9, 2019
Moves to shield Russia from the global internet.
The Kremlin says its new 'sovereign internet law' is designed as insurance against hostile external attacks, not as a 'firewall' block against the outside world. A recent poll and a 15,000-strong demonstration in Moscow show that many Russians disagree. The government aims to route up to 95% of Russian internet raffic through domestic servers by 2020.