Putin told the Russian Language Council on Tuesday, according to RIA.The Kremlin announced £20million plans for its Russian alternative to Wikipedia in September to be completed by 2022.Putin's announcement follows on the heels of new internet regulations which went into effect on Monday, allowing Russia to isolate its web from the rest of the world.
A supporter of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has filmed himself "evacuating" his hard drives on a drone as police closed in on his high-rise apartment building during nationwide mass raids.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a new measure that aims to expand government control over the Internet. Critics have warned that the new law, signed by Putin on May 1 and published on the Kremlin website, will lead to censorship over wide parts of the Internet.
“One of the speakers at the rally claimed that the Kremlin wanted to press a button and switch the Internet off,” he told the Russian wire agency Interfax.
09/06/17 Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, discloses for the first time that Russians purchased ads in an effort to sow discord around the 2016 presidential election; a few weeks later, Facebook reveals that as many as 150 million people may have seen posts by the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency.
"I had to do some digging to understand that the Kremlin requires remote access to systems that handle financial transactions." The researcher says that after his initial finding, he later found the same "[email protected]" account on over 2,000 other MongoDB databases that had been left exposed online, all belonging to local and foreign businesses operating in Russia.