Russian news regulators said they will conduct experiments to allow Russian authorities and large Internet providers to leave the Internet when necessary. The purpose of this experiment is to provide potential feedback measures and amendments to the proposed law proposed by the Russian parliament in December 2018. The first draft of the bill decided to provide authorization to Russian Internet service providers to enable service providers to ensure independence when the Russian network was violated.
Russian basic telecommunications operators need to take the necessary means to reroute all Internet traffic in the country to the nodes of Russian regulators. The Russian regulator will check all Internet traffic to block blocked content, ensuring that user traffic is not allowed to be acquired outside the country. The exact start date for this experiment is still unclear, but the deadline for submitting amendments is April 1st, so the experiment must be run before the deadline.
At the information security work conference at the beginning of the year, representatives of Russian basic telecommunications operators and network security companies have already discussed de-networking experiments. The working meeting was hosted by Natalya Kaspersky, co-founder of the well-known anti-virus software Kaspersky and InfoWatch, the Russian security company.
Note that Kaspersky was previously considered by the United States to help the Russian intelligence services, and Kasbah’s basics have repeatedly stressed that they have never had any cooperation with the intelligence services. Although Russia’s large Internet service providers such as Yandex and most of the basic telecom operators agree with the original intention of the bill, they do not agree with the specific technical means. The Russian authorities have planned the project for many years, but the basic telecommunications operators believe that this practice may lead to a wide-scale disruption of Russian Internet traffic.