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Russian senator calls for Chinese-style internet firewall


May 29, 2023

If the laws currently in place continue to be ignored, it will be necessary to create in Russia something akin to the “Chinese firewall,” thus making it impossible to visit banned websites, Senator Artyom Sheikin said in an interview with Ria Novosti.

Citing “unprecedented pressure from Western countries” and their “clearly unfriendly policies,” Sheikin, who sits on the constitutional committee of the Federation Council, suggested that access to “unwanted internet resources, including through VPN services” must be completely blocked within the country with no ability to circumvent the ban.

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