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Russia tests its unplugged internet, gets successful results

Source : 112 Ukraine

Specific details on tests were not provided but, according to the Ministry of Communications, ordinary users did not notice any changes
14:51, 26 December 2019

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia
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The Russian Federation has successfully tested a country-wide alternative to the global internet. It has been announced by its government, BBC reports.

Specific details on tests were not provided but, according to the Ministry of Communications, ordinary users did not notice any changes.

The results will now be presented to President Vladimir Putin.

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"The results of the exercises showed that, in general, both the authorities and telecoms operators are ready to effectively respond to emerging risks and threats, to ensure the stable functioning of both the internet and unified telecommunication network in the Russian Federation," Alexey Sokolov, Russia's Minister of Communications, stated.

As we reported earlier, only 4.1 billion people in the world have internet connection, the UN International Telecommunication Union provided such information.

The number of Internet users increased by 5.3% in 2019. Actually, 25.8% of the Earth population used the internet in 2009, and already 53.6% in 2019.

The highest percent of internet users stands in Europe (82.5%), the least in Africa (28.2%). Ukraine was not presented in the report.

Related: Russian State Duma adopts law on "sovereign Internet"

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