New Developments in the Kremlin’s Efforts to Control the Internet in Russia

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, IWM library
The Kremlin has been searching for a solution to the Internet problem since 2011.The strategy the Kremlin came up with was based on intimidation rather than technology. Accustomed to dealing with a defined hierarchy, the Kremlin chose to put pressure on companies rather than users. But this approach started losing its edge by the fall of 2015, and 2016 saw a new approach being defined by Russian authorities.

Irina Borogan is a Russian investigative Journalist and deputy editor of Currently he is a guest at the IWM.

Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist specializing in security services as well as an editor of Currently he is a guest at the IWM.


coverFurther reading:
Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, Public Affairs, 2015.



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