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Russia to Impose Internet Controls Like China?

February 23, 2011 Comments off
Russian Prime Minister Igor Sechin

David Makarewicz, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

In a Wall Street Journal interview, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has publicly accused Google executives of causing the Egyptian revolution by manipulating the energies of the people.  Although he did not specifically address Internet freedom in Russia, these statements may signal growing concern among Russian hardliners about the Internet’s role in global unrest.

The Russian government does not control the Internet the way it controls other forms of media.  However, analysts say there are close allies of Putin who would like to impose controls similar to China’s in order to silence the criticism of the Russian Read more…