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Russia Attempts Large Scale Experiment to Isolate Country from Global Internet

In a large scale experiments, Russia has attempted to test the feasibility of cutting the country off the World Wide Web, according to reports. "The tests, which come amid mounting concern about a Kremlin campaign to clamp down on internet freedoms, have been described by experts as preparations for an information blackout in the event of a domestic political crisis… The objective was to see whether the Runet — the informal name for the Russian internet — could continue to function in isolation from the global internet."

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and well they should! By Paul Vixie  –  Oct 26, 2015 9:31 pm PDT

<< The objective was to see whether the Runet — the informal name for the Russian internet — could continue to function in isolation from the global internet. >>

and well they should. every nation should test the ability of its economy to function when disconnected. and every company, and every household. whether disconnection is for political purposes, or internally motivated vs. externally imposed, connectivity should be made a nice-to-have not a got-to-have, for everybody everywhere.

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