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  • Russia postpones ‘sovereign internet exercises’ due to coronavirus

    The Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media postponed the exercises, which were to "ensure the sustainability and security of the Internet in Russia", reports Interfax.

    Initially, it was planned to hold exercises once a quarter and work out four different threats. They were planned on March 20, June 20, September 20 and December 20. The exercises were cancelled due to measures taken in connection with the outbreak of coronavirus.

    The law on ensuring the …

  • FSB demands round-the-clock access to Russian citizens’ online correspondence

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has demanded that the major internet service providers give it access to their users’ online activity, The Bell reports, citing sources in Russian internet companies.

    In summer last year, Russian companies on the register of information distribution operators (IDO) started receiving a letter from the FSB headquarters on Lubyanka Square related to the requirements of the “Yarovaya Law”. In the letter, the FSB instructed the companies to install equipment …

  • Russian government unable to block Telegram

    Internet service providers have reported back to the Russian Communications Ministry on the results from testing the deep packet inspection (DPI) equipment for implementing the law “On the sovereign Russian internet”.

    Citing its own sources, RBC news agency reports that several providers experienced malfunctions while installing the equipment. A number of providers reported a drop in the speed of web traffic and also a drop in signal level. Telegram could not be blocked, because the messenger …

  • Sovereign internet drills cause major disruptions at Russian airports

    Russian airlines and airports were paralyzed for several hours due to a major disruption of the internet. As a result, the systems responsible for booking and buying tickets, flight registration and baggage and flight monitoring stopped working, reports, citing a source in one of the airlines.

    According to the source, the disruption could be linked to the testing of the “sovereign Russian internet”.

    “For several hours, the internet went down, as a result of which problems arose not …

  • Kremlin bans anonymous use of internet messengers in Russia

    On May 5, the decree of the Russian government prohibiting the anonymous use of internet messengers came into force, reports TASS.

    According to the decree, the administrations of messengers are required to identify their users by their mobile phone numbers.

    "Now, the messengers should check the information about the registration of the user's phone number with the mobile operator. The mobile operator, in turn, must provide the requested information within 20 minutes. If the operator did not …