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The Russian ‘Sovereign Internet’ Facing Covid-19

Abstract : Despite the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia, a state of emergency has not been declared in the country; only specific regions have entered into a state of “high alert” since early April. “Compulsory holidays” are only partially respected by a population plunged into a growing vagueness that is health-related, legal and economic at once. In this context, Russia is deploying and updating its digital strategy and infrastructure, which have been carefully scrutinized in recent years for centralizing authority. What does the COVID-19 crisis say about the Russian state’s digital power, and the challenges it poses to public freedoms?
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Francesca Musiani, Olga Bronnikova, Françoise Daucé, Ksenia Ermoshina, Bella Ostromooukhova, et al.. The Russian ‘Sovereign Internet’ Facing Covid-19. Institute of Network Cultures. Stefania Milan, Emiliano Treré & Silvia Masiero (eds.) COVID-19 from the Margins. Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society, pp. 174-178, 2021, Theory on Demand #40, 978-94-92302-72-4. ⟨hal-03128294⟩



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