Putin’s internet plan: Dependency with a veneer of sovereignty (Brookings Institution)

Brookings Institution: Putin’s internet plan: Dependency with a veneer of sovereignty. “Cut off from Western technology suppliers, Russia is moving to build an increasingly autarkic economy. Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin created a new commission on internet and technological ‘sovereignty’ in Russia and placed Dmitry Medvedev, former president and current deputy chairman of the Security Council, as its head. According to The Moscow Times, the goal of this commission is to find substitutes for the critical IT supplies the Russian economy desperately needs. In short, Moscow is leaning into techno-isolationism more than ever before.”

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