Sands spoke about the “great Russian firewall”

In the Kremlin do not consider the possibility of creating in Russia a firewall similar to China. On Thursday, April 19, said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, his words leads RIA Novosti.

“No, I never heard,” said Sands, responding to a question during a briefing.

He also noted that while it is not necessary to speak about any discrediting of Roskomnadzor because of his unsuccessful attempts to fulfill the law and block the messenger Telegram on the territory of Russia. “It’s a matter of one day of enforcement of this law,” — said the press Secretary of the President.

April 16, Roskomnadzor started blocking IP addresses, subnets, Google and Amazon, servers which Telegram can be used to bypass the blocking in Russia. It happened after the Tagansky district court of Moscow has passed the decision to restrict access to the messenger due to the failure to provide the FSB encryption keys, allowing to get access to the correspondence users. According to recent reports, under the restrictions were more than 16 million addresses, however, the Telegram continues to work without connecting to a proxy or VPN.

In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the authorities do not intend to limit access to the Internet or put it under total control. However, in August last year, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved the state program “Digital economy”, which provides for the establishment by 2020 of the National system of filtering Internet traffic. As he wrote “Izvestia”, due to the action of the system of juvenile netizens can only visit trusted sites of the so-called white list.

In China in 2003 launched the project “Golden shield”, which received the informal name “Great Chinese firewall” (Great Firewall of China) is a powerful Internet filter which blocks in the country Google, social networks Facebook and Twitter, as well as the websites of several Western media. As a result, in China, has gained popularity local analogues of the Western social networks — WeChat, Weibo and QQ.More important news Telegram-channel “Tape days”. Signed!