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Digital Freedom in Russia

Date & Time

Tuesday
Mar. 5, 2019
11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Location

4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

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. 

Speaker

Leonid Volkov

Leonid Volkov

Chief of Staff for Alexei Navalny; Political Director, Team-Navalny
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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