Russia is reported to have successfully tested disconnecting itself from the global internet. The tests took place from June 15 to July 15, according to a Russian newspaper, but it is unclear exactly how long Russia was separated from the global internet or if the country's inhabitants knew they were disconnected.
- The internet is decentralized, making it difficult for one nation to control what is accessed online within its borders.
- Russia has been working to bring more of the country's internet-related infrastructure under national control.
- Russia's "sovereign internet" law gives the government the authority to disconnect from the global internet to protect against a cyberattack, but is vague on the definition.
- Critics worry that the law moves Russia a step closer to a restricted internet like China's.