• N 12 April 2013

    Russia moves to 54th place in Network Readiness Index

    Russia moves to 54th place in Network Readiness Index

    Russia has moved two points up in the World Economic Forum's Network Readiness Index (NRI), taking the 54th position. Published since 2001, the Index measures countries' readiness to use the opportunities offered by modern communications technology.

  • N 10 April 2013

    Internet development hindered by "half of Russian laws" - experts

    Internet development hindered by "half of Russian laws" - experts

    Almost half of all Russian laws that regulate the work of the Internet endanger its further development, experts at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC) have stated. According to RBC daily, the experts are particularly concerned with the recent laws that provide for blocking sites with illegal content.

  • N 9 April 2013

    Lawmakers want to block sites for 'homosexual propaganda'

    Lawmakers want to block sites for 'homosexual propaganda'

    As Russia's parliament is debating a law banning "propaganda of homosexuality among children" some lawmakers have come forward with an amendment that would allow the authorities to shut down websites caught spreading such 'propaganda' without a court's decision. "No adult must impose their sexual preferences to a person under 18 years of age. Propaganda of homosexuality must be classified as information, inappropriate for children", said Elena Mizulina, head of Family, Women and Children Affairs committee of the State Duma.

  • N 8 April 2013

    .RU domain turns 19

    .RU domain turns 19

    Russia's country code top-level domain .RU is celebrating its 19th birthday. The domain zone officially opened on 7 April, 1994.

  • N 8 April 2013

    Yandex home page gets new layout

    Yandex home page gets new layout

    Yandex has switched to a new front page layout, twelfth in the history of Russia's leading search engine. The new layout is "lighter, more streamlined and functional, and presents information in a way that is more convenient" a message from Yandex said.

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