The “free internet” and “sovereign internet” notions are inclusively correlative for the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The country latterly conducted many successful tests that proved to be effective in responding to a foreign cyberattack.
A piece of news that comes out in February demonstrated Russia was organizing to disconnect itself from the internet to observe what would eventuate in case of external belligerence. So, the Russian government had to drive a law involving internet service providers to make it manageable to test all departing traffic and support a separate intranet known as RuNet if required.
Russia carried out many striking tests to mock the situation of an external cyber attack and its potential to maintain its internal groundwork running while blocking all incoming and outcoming traffic this week. The tests began last week which contained state-run organizations, telecom sources, and internet companies.
According to the Alexei Sokolov, the Deputy minister of communications,
“It appeared mostly that both authorities and telecom operators are ready to successfully respond to possible risks and threats. Also, make sure the working of the Internet and the unified telecommunication network in Russia.”
The country follows the concept of “sovereign internet” as an imperative shift in the circumstances of the growing impact of social media and cyber-attacks.
However, insufficient information regards of specifics of tests, a total of 18 attack fixtures were counterfeited to decide whether federal and commercial telecom engineers can successfully isolate Russia from the Internet. While calmly granting access to local services with the help of DNS cache.
But at the same time, Russian officials may show this struggle as merely for defense. It’s not awkward to presume they could be used as justification for different purposes.
Some hypothesize that Russia desires to consolidate surveillance and censorship in the same way China does. Moreover, the country highly demanding all smartphones roll out with pre-installed Russian software.
The results will be presented next year to President Vladimir Putin. And the RuNet system is expected to become operational in 2021.
For establishing its own Wikipedia, the Russian government is arranging to invest $31 million and it disclosed by related news.