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November 02, 2022

Not Even State Media Believes Kremlin Claims That a Russia-Only Internet Is Ready to Go

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: Defense One

Journalist Patrick Tucker

A series of late 2019 tests caused slowdowns and service disruptions, reported Meduza, an independent Russia-language news site. Even CNews acknowledged that the results “were very, very disappointing. During testing, a high degree of vulnerability of Russian cellular networks in terms of signaling channels was discovered.”

Sam Bendett, an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and an Adviser at the CNA Corporation, told Defense One last week that “There are significant obstacles to the ‘full separation’ that the Russian government wants to test.”

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...