Russia is considering to disconnect from the global internet as a part of its new cyber-defenses policy against state-backed cyber attacks. It is planned to limit the data transfer within the country and blocking the data incoming from or outgoing to international services. No exact date is announced yet but it is expected to be before 1 April of 2020.
These security measures are a part of a proposed new law, that allows the government to see all the internet traffic passing through Russian servers. Russian internet service providers already started working with the Russian government for the preparation of the test. If the proposed law passes, all the data will have to pass through the exchange points managed by the Roskomnazor, Russia’s telecommunications regulator.
Most western countries are accusing Russia consistently for cyber attacks targetting them. Recently, the UK National Cyber Security Center blamed Russia for cyber attacks and called NATO to follow an “offensive defense” strategy against allegedly Russian-backed cyber attacks.