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6 November 2019

Behold Russia's new ‘sovereign internet’

The "sovereign internet" bill is about bringing the "critical infrastructure" of the RuNet under the state's oversight. That could mean a more effective implementation of Moscow's laws regulating expression online.

25 October 2019

Despite ban, Telegram survives in Russia — but for how long?

Most users still have access, but the authorities aren't giving up on attempts to block the instant messaging and voice app.

9 August 2019

Who turned off Moscow’s internet during recent protests?

Evidence suggests that law enforcement agencies pressured mobile network operators to get part of the capital offline for the duration of the protests.

16 July 2019

Kremlin’s new law against ‘online disrespect’ proves hard to implement

The law allows courts to fine or jail people found guilty of making “insulting statements” towards the authorities online.

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