4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Digital Freedom in Russia

Internet freedom in Russia is an important battleground, especially after Vladimir Putin’s recent attempts to create a “sovereign internet” that is overseen by the government. But civil society continues to challenge such attempts. Leonid Volkov, founder of the Internet Protection Society and an IT-expert with over twenty years of professional experience, reflected on the Kremlin’s latest attempts on putting the “Runet” under its control and why he remains optimistic about the Runet’s future. 

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