Russia ‘successfully tests’ its unplugged internet

Moscow (HRNW) Russia has successfully tested Runet, a country-wide alternative to the global internet, its government has announced. Details of what the test involved were vague but, according to the Ministry of Communications, ordinary users did not notice any changes. The results will now be presented to President Putin. According to BBC  news experts remain concerned about the trend for some countries to dismantle the internet. “Sadly, the Russian direction of travel is just another step in the increasing breaking-up of the internet,” said Prof Alan Woodward, a computer scientist at University of Surrey. “Increasingly, authoritarian countries who want to control what citizens see are looking at what Iran and China have already done.


Be the first to comment on "Russia ‘successfully tests’ its unplugged internet"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.