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The Ministry of Communications has drafted a Bill regulating Russian segment of the Internet by establishing state control.

DATE: August 29, 2016 | AUTHOR: atlawyers

The Ministry of Communications proposes to introduce a new concept of “critical infrastructure”. Basic elements of the concept are as follows: domains .RU and .RF are managed by the state company; possession of Internet Exchange Points, i.e. infrastructure, to exchange traffic between autonomous systems is available for Russian companies only. The question of accepting foreigners with limited interest (20%) as owners is still under discussion. Also it is being planned to create a state system for storage of information about the autonomous systems, IP-addresses and Internet Exchange Points.

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