Plan readied to protect Russian Internet segment - minister

A plan to deal with external threats to the Russian segment of the Internet has been devised and is being fine-tuned, Communications and Mass Media Minister Nikolai Nikiforov told reporters.

 A plan to deal with external threats to the Russian segment of the Internet has been devised and is being fine-tuned, Communications and Mass Media Minister Nikolai Nikiforov told reporters.

"The plan has been readied, but it is being fine-tuned. The threats and our responses to them are being constantly upgraded," Nikiforov said in an answer to a question from Interfax.

"There are concrete technical scenarios which will allow the national segment to stand fast even in the event of an external destructive impact," Nikiforov said.

"No limitations connected with the transborder traffic are involved here," he said. "All of these organizational measures are being quietly implemented inside Russia. We will continue implementing them year by year, step by step," he said.

Nikiforov added that Russia is holding consultations with colleagues, including in BRICS countries, "to be able to defend the independence of critical elements of the Internet from external destructive forces," he said.

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