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Bending the Internet: Russia Catches Up on Internet Control

Jun 22, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Russian riot police restrain a protester at a demonstration in Moscow in May over the Kremlin's decision to ban the messaging app Telegram.

Russian riot police restrain a protester at a demonstration in Moscow in May over the Kremlin's decision to ban the messaging app Telegram.

(VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Compared with Turkey, China and Iran, Russia is a few years behind in its efforts to police cyberspace. But it, too, is interested not only in enhancing its control over the internet but also in creating an alternative to the traditional internet model....

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