External Publications

Dec 18, 2018

“You cannot stop information from being shared or disseminated”

Andrei Soldatov on digitalization in Russia

Digitalization is an innovative economic sector in Russia which showcases the country’s intellectual potential. Internet is readily available, with many Russian cities offering easier internet access than Germany cities. Russia is a network society with booming social media. At the same time, the Russian government is systematically trying to control this area. As this is not always technically feasible, Russia is intensifying its technological cooperation with China.



Andrei Soldatov, one of the leading experts on the interplay between the Russian intelligence and the internet, in an interview with Alena Epifanova on the current trends in Russia’s internet control.