Chronology

Russia President B.N. Yeltsin signs a directive "On Termination of Nuclear Weapons Testing at Novaya Zemlya Test Range".
26.10.1991

Blog entries: IANA; oversight transition; NTIA; ICANN; internet governance; International Telecommunication Union

25.12.2014

The broader cyber-security agenda has also been on the rise in 2014 highlighting Russia as one of the key markets for cyber-criminals. The threat of cyber war-fare has been in highlight across sectors given the tense geopolitical situation in Europe. Against this background new strategic cyber-security partnerships, such as the treaty signed off with China, set a clear trend for the years to come. It is also expected that more weight will be thrown with the broader BRICS format for a range of foreign policy issues including internet governance and cybersecurity.

25.12.2014

Many of the RuNet developments have demonstrated what is traditionally perceived as ‘splinternet’ or ‘balcanisation’ symptoms. However, the Internet fragmentation is an objective process triggered by the increasing application of the offline rules by various countries to the online space, including Russia.

05.04.2014

Above all, Russia's aim is to ensure the role of intergovernmental mechanisms to oversight the management of the Internet’s “roots”. As a result, the NTIA announcement is in a strange way neither contrary to the official Russian position, nor unified with it, but somewhere in between. However, one point of criticism that could be heard now from Moscow to ICANN and the USG is that the oversight transition is belated and current actions are not decisive enough.

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