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Russia’s government is moving closer to Internet isolation. How much of the Web does the Russian segment take up?
2:10 pm, April 16, 2019
The State Duma has given its final
to a bill that would enable the isolation of the Russian segment of the Internet. On April 22, the Federation Council will consider the bill, and upon approval, it will be sent to President Vladimir Putin for his signature. If the RuNet is ultimately isolated from international severs, just a small part of the World Wide Web will be based in Russia. About six million websites, less than 2 percent of the
of domain names, are
under the .ru and .рф domain zones. The RuNet’s
is around 90 million people out of
almost four billion
Internet users around the globe. According to Cisco, only 3 percent of
Russia in 2017.
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