‘Digital Kremlin’: Power and the Internet in Russia

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Series Details Number 59
Publication Date April 2011
ISBN 978-2-86592-852-1
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The Russian Internet, which has undergone considerable development in the last decade, remains subject to constant scrutiny from the Kremlin. Digital technology has posed a challenge to the governance and political legitimacy of the ruling class, which has been anticipated by President Medvedev. In a bid for technological independence from the major information technology players (American firms for the most part), the Russian government is seeking to fragment the web to extract from it a Russian component, facilitating the establishment of subtle state regulation. This "russification" of the web ties the private sector closely to state initiatives, and will be something to watch carefully in the run-up to presidential elections in 2012.

Source Link https://www.ifri.org/en/publications/enotes/russieneivisions/digital-kremlin-power-and-internet-russia
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  • https://www.ifri.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/ifrinocettirussianwebengmars2011.pdf
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