May 9, 2014

Russia Mulls a Digital Iron Curtain

Glenn Kates, The Atlantic

The Associated Press

An impossibly cute creature from a 1966 Soviet book and cartoon has recently found himself on the periphery of discussions about the Kremlin's growing ambitions to exercise greater control over domestic Internet use. In late April, a member of Russia's upper house of parliament proposed creating a purely domestic Internetinaccessible from abroad with the exception, perhaps, of members of a Russian-led Customs Unionthat would be named after a furry character called Cheburashka.

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