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PIR Center Library presents new collection of articles Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security: As Viewed by Russian Experts in English. The articles are done by the most experiences Russian experts, most of them are the members of the PIR Center’ working group on Global Internet Governance and International Information Security.


Макарова Ольга Вячеславовна image"Rumors concerning the unreliability of the global Internet infrastructure, possible disruptions to global interconnectivity in the event of a cable failure, or the possibility of a cut-off of Russian internet users through a single operator, are greatly exaggerated." — Olga Makarova, director of the Department for Internet and channel resources of the MTS. 


“China as a leader in Internet development and related innovations formed the main leitmotif of the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. The country is heavily involved in Internet usage and related innovations to forward economic growth and find solutions for social issues, but, in my opinion, there is a risk of developing the next big bubble.” – Mikhail Medrish, director of the Fund for the support of Internet development “Fund for Internet support”


«One of the key points of the 52nd ICANN Meeting agenda was the discussion of possible scenarios of IANA functions transition from National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce to the internet community. As no consensus was reached that would take into account views of all concerned stakeholders, many experts doubt that the task can be fulfilled before the contract between NTIA and ICANN expires in September 2015. The fate of the contract will be clarified during the ICANN June meeting in Buenos-Aires” – PIR Center’s “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance” program coordinator Alexandra Kulikova.


"A sovereign internet is in fact not a political concept but a purely technical one. We could speak in length about the sovereignty in the Net, but the experience of various nation states gives evidence: most successful of them conduct proactive national policies and are building a system that would enable them to consider national interest of a particular nation state with regard to the internet. A good example is China which never – and WCIT-2012 it not an exception – loudly announces and promotes its position in the world arena or pushes on the coalition approach, but still demonstrates a breathtaking progress in national IT sector", - Andrey V. Kolesnikov, Director of the Coordination Center for Top-Level Domain .RU.