A look from the West: “Putin will rely on repression”

The website of the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based analytical organization, provides an overview of the latest political Changes in the RF by George Barros, Research Fellow on Russia and Ukraine. The study is titled "An Overview of Russia: Putin Expands Authoritarian Control During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

The text notes that Russian President Vladimir Putin "will increasingly rely on public control and repression methods aimed at stifling critics and preserving their regime."

The COVID-19 pandemic provided the Kremlin with an opportunity to test existing tools and introduce new ones

- approved in the review.

It is mentioned that “the steps to build up influence in the information space in the first half of the year included blocking sites, creating a working group to combat“ fake the news"And the persecution of Western journalists."

It is also emphasized that thanks to digital technology, "Putin's state will have more surveillance capabilities than it was in Soviet times," and it has been argued that "open political dissent in Russia is likely to become increasingly dangerous."
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 July 2020 12: 18
    From the West it is only so visible ...
    1. Shelest2000 Offline Shelest2000
      Shelest2000 4 July 2020 13: 40
      “Putin’s state will have more opportunities for surveillance than in the Soviet era,” and it is suggested that “open political dissent in Russia is likely to become more and more dangerous.”

      I see this from Russia too.
      1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
        Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 July 2020 13: 58
        And who do not watch? When you buy a phone, you automatically sign an agreement that they will monitor you. Each user is assigned an identification number, an advertisement is sent on it, taxi rides are displayed on it, a bank card is attached to it ... What does Putin have to do with it, if you sold yourself? Repression here is only in disconnecting from content and social networks.
        The funny thing is that they are watching you not only in Russia, but about this ... are they silent?
      2. Piramidon Online Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) 4 July 2020 17: 30
        Quote: Shelest2000
        I see it from Russia too

        Have you already noticed your surveillance? Cover the webcam with electrical tape. laughing
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 4 July 2020 20: 20
    Yes, already, "clearing" cleans. Grudinin, Platoshkin. But Putin's Chubais and Serdyukov are covered in chocolate!
    1. Shelest2000 Offline Shelest2000
      Shelest2000 6 July 2020 17: 23
      Stalevar, you don’t understand ... Putin’s government has a principle - the more they stole, the less they will give! And these same scoundrels, Grudinin and Platoshkin, do not steal, they work reptiles, there are no billions in foreign accounts.
      We do not need smart. Need faithful! (C)