Russia created the new doctrine of information security

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian authorities feel threat from foreign media and the Internet
12:26, 10 October 2015


According to the new "Information Security Doctrine of the Russian Federation", one of the main threats for Russia is a "tendency to increase the volume of materials in foreign media that contained biased and prejudiced information on foreign and domestic policy of the Russian Federation", said Kommersant.

The doctrine is expected to be adopted in 2016. It was provided by the Security Council on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Kommersant with reference to the high-ranking source in Kremlin.

Special services and "controlled NGOs" of the Western countries actively use information and communication technologies "as a tool to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity" of other countries, "to destabilize political and social situation", Kommersant quotes the text of doctrine. As a response, Russia plans to develop "strength and means of information resistance", as well as perform "strategic deterrence and prevention of military conflicts".

In addition, the Russian authorities will counteract the harnessing of the Internet to disseminate ideas of national exclusiveness, undermining social and political stability, calls to forcibly change the constitutional system of the Russian Federation.

The 2000 doctrine the most frequently mentioned subject of "protection of the constitutional rights and freedoms". This phrase appeared in the text 17 times. In the new version of the document, the term is mentioned three times, according to the material of the Russian newspaper.

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