Internet in Modern Russia: History of Development, Place and Role

  •  Alexander Galushkin    


In the present article author analyzes theoretical and practical questions of the role and place of Internet in modern Russia. Author also presents a short history of the Internet development in Russia and states reasons for non-existence of the Internet in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and its development in the end of the Soviet Union history and start of the modern Russian country history. Author discuses question of Internet use in modern Russia and reasons for the widespread of information technologies and especially Internet, analize questions of the information security in the condition of globalization and spread of information technologies. During the discussion authors use statistical data and present opinions of different specialists. In the conclusion author points out that in the modern world information technology may be dangerous, and not only may it be dangerous for individuals but it may pose threat directly to government and society in general, appropriate legal regulation and law-enforcement is required.


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