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    Russia's military is building own giant internet cloud in case global web gets disabled

    Patrick Tucker Defense One
    Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00 UTC


    © Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool / AP

    It's the latest improvement in the Russian military's ability to operate off the rest of the world's grid.

    The Russian military is building a giant cloud, the latest improvement in its ability to keep operating if its connection to the global internet is lost, severed, or hacked.
    "Russian Armed Forces will receive a...closed 'cloud' storage for proprietary and confidential information," Izvestia reported this week.
    The cloud will rely on data centers, built with all-Russian hardware and software at an estimated cost of 390 million rubles (about $6 million) and slated for completion by 2020, the report said. The first center has already been established in the military's Southern District... [...]

    The cloud will connect to the Closed Transfer Segment, the Russian military's massive internal network. Vladimir Putin's top IT advisor has said that in wartime, the country could disconnect entirely from the global internet and run commercial traffic on the Closed Transfer Segment.
    "Russia is investing in military high-tech development, and especially in domestically produced software and hardware. The data centers working with this cloud are all made with 'Russian components.' Such an approach is key to Moscow ensuring that its key components like data are shielded from potential Western interference," said Sam Bendett, an associate research analyst at CNA and a fellow in Russia studies at the American Foreign Policy Council.

    "Until recently, many IT components in the military and civilian sectors were Western - that is starting to change."
    The Russian military has determined that big data will be a "significant part in its ongoing modernization drive, with various digital technologies and approaches getting incorporated and used by the Russian forces," says Bendett. Of course, having a backup internet of sorts would decrease the risks attacking the larger global internet.

    Russia is also making moves to bring its trading partners along with it on its journey into Internet exile.

    Last fall, Russia said that it was creating an independent directory naming system, or DNS - in essence the massive database that connects your browser to a web server across the world - for use by Russia, Brazil, India, South Africa, and China - the BRIC countries. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently said that Russia was pursuing an information security agreement with its BRIC counterparts for formally adoption at their July summit in Johannesburg.

    Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He's also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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    'China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization is evolving to take on NATO'

    Russia is working ever closer with China economically and certainly militarily as they are sharing intelligence, technology and have also posted military observes in eachother's military headquarters..
    I think this Russian cloud may be getting a branch-off to China.

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    Important thread!

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    No great firewall: Russian PM says Moscow doesn’t want to ‘regulate’ web, only protect its interests

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    Russia is not seeking to erect a Chinese-style “great firewall” with new legislation on the ‘sovereign internet’ or otherwise regulate the web, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has said.

    The bill, introduced to the State Duma in December, envisions a set of measures to allow the ‘Runet’ – the Russian part of the internet – to operate autonomously in case of a global web shutdown or a cut-off of Russian IP addresses from it.

    The legislation prompted speculation that the Russian government was seeking to regulate and censor the web – or even create a secluded one of its own. Such fears are unsubstantiated and the goal of the bill is entirely different, Medvedev said on Friday while speaking to users of Vkontakte online.
    “Certainly, we won’t have Chinese-style regulations. And I’ll tell you more, even in China, such regulation does not often yield the results it was designed for,” Medvedev said.

    “Moreover, we are not even seeking regulation. No firewall will emerge here.”

    The optimum scenario regarding internet regulation is to have an international mechanism of sorts, Medvedev believes, but the emergence of such a system – or a convention at least – appears to belong to the future.
    “The overwhelming majority of the keys to regulate [the internet] is located at one single country – the United States of America,” Medvedev stated.

    “The technology, which has become universal, which is used by billions of people, is largely regulated by a single country. That’s not very good actually.”
    The legislation was initially drafted in response to a new US cyber strategy that accuses Russia, along with China, Iran, and North Korea, of using the web to “undermine” its ‘democracy’ and economy. The strategy also threatens a strong response against those who dare to conduct cyber activities against the US.
    “We must protect our interests, not to switch off anything ourselves, but to prevent us from getting cut off. That is quite possible,” the prime minister stated.

    Related:
    Russia takes steps to survive global internet shutdown with its own web – MPs

    ‘Who knows what they have in mind?’ Putin says Russia could be cut off from global internet
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    Putin is against the New World Order and he also knows that the Internet is beings used as its tool.

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