Cyber attacks on Russia

Russia is planning to close internet links between the outside world and Runet (the internet inside Russia) in an attempt to thwart Western cyber attacks. As of 12 February, a draft law is going through its second reading in the Duma. Although the plan is not certain to be put into effect as it would have severe consequences for the Russian economy, it is a useful reminder a) that the cyber war goes both ways and b) that the Russian government is determined to propagate a narrative to its people that Russia is under siege from the West. See: (and have a translation programme handy).

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