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Russian government sets five-year plan for center that would control an isolated RuNet
2:59 pm, May 7, 2019
The Russian government has approved
that allocate funds from its budget to create and operate a Monitoring and Direction Center for Public Online Networks. This Monitoring Center would be responsible for the operation of the Russian Internet
were it to be isolated
in case of an external threat. A budget of
1.8 billion rubles
($27.6 million) over the next three years has been proposed for the creation of the center. The new regulations will enable the center to rely primarily on contract labor until 2022, with contractors completing 95 percent of all tasks related to developing software and hardware for the center. The center itself is set to include no more than 70 employees whose average salary will not exceed the average salary in Moscow.
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