The first steps have been taken in Russia to protect information sovereignty. The Ministry of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Mass Media, together with Roskomnadzor, supported the draft law related to runet management.
The bill speaks of the need to create mechanisms that would ensure the operation of Russian Internet sites in the event that telecom operators in the Russian Federation lose the ability to connect to Internet root servers located abroad.
Recently, Russian users of the World Wide Web often discuss this topic. People fear that this issue is exclusively related to censorship. However, the point is that if the West decides to completely disconnect Russia from the Internet, the Russian network would be operational.
Indeed, it is quite possible with technical point of view disconnect the RF from the global network. In fact, the Russian segment of the World Wide Web is under the control of the US government. The fact is that the Internet addressing system is a development of the Pentagon. Since 1998, it has been controlled by the US Department of Commerce. In addition, the World Wide Web is called one of the most important tools of dominance in Congress.
In 2018, the United States adopted a national cybersecurity strategy. It, in particular, speaks of "preserving the world by force." Russia is one of the key threats to the United States. It turns out that preparations have begun to legally cut off our country from the Internet. Technically, this is entirely possible.
And the point is not that users will lose access to entertainment content. The main thing is a tool for managing life support systems, financial flows, and much more, which is much more important than photographs of cats on social networks.
The bill, which is currently being discussed by the authorities, is designed to at least partially reduce the risks associated with disconnecting Russia from the World Wide Web. But one law is not enough - it is also necessary to create the appropriate infrastructure.
At the same time, Russia is not at all striving for self-isolation. She is ready to interact with all states. But at the same time, cooperation should be mutually beneficial and exclude any attempts at blackmail.