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Russia Plants Its Flag in the Digital Realm

Mar 19, 2019 | 18:34 GMT
Russian citizens gather on the streets of Moscow to demand greater internet freedom in the country.

People attend an opposition rally in central Moscow on April 30, 2018, to demand internet freedom in Russia. - Authorities tried to block access to the popular messaging app Telegram in the latest onslaught against dissent under Vladimir Putin. At least 8,000 people including top opposition leader Alexei Navalny turned up in the centre of the Russian capital, (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) (Photo credit should read

(ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's drive to wall off its internet is about more than just controlling its citizens' communications, it's about extending its sovereignty from the physical to the online world....

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