It was foreshadowed for many years that the internet would be split along national lines if any single country or group of countries attempted to control it. It is now happening according to this report.
The Security Council of Russia, at a meeting on October 26, instructed the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, before August 1, 2018, to initiate within the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) discussion on the creation of a “system of duplicate root servers for domain names (DNS), independent of the control of [ international organizations] ICANN, IANA and VeriSign and capable of servicing the requests of users of the listed countries in case of failures or targeted impacts “.
Information about this instruction is contained in the protocol of the meeting of the Security Council, signed on November 5 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. A copy of this document is from RBC, its authenticity was confirmed by one of the federal officials.
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Russia (RU) is estimated to have a population of 146.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0 million.