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Earlier this week the Kremlin directed state-owned Russian websites to switch from foreign hosting services to Russian-owned ones and to remove any Javascript created by foreign companies. Do you think this action is intended primarily to protect Russian state-owned sites from cyberattack, or do you think this is the first step in Russia severing ties with the global internet?

It appears to be just retaliatory action to the sanctions at this time.

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Anonymous Author
It appears to be just retaliatory action to the sanctions at this time.
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Anonymous Author
This is just self defece action from Russia. This is expected
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Anonymous Author
Using / Depriving of international and global platforms for sanctions is not a good way to promote global behavior. We as an IT have a great task cut out with many countries who would move away from global platforms or systems
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Anonymous Author
This is wishful thinking they software will work without overseas libraries and packages. This is a populist move as many moves like that before.
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Anonymous Author
its a win-win for the Russian IT industry, well played. 
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Anonymous Author
It is to be expected, I'd even think it caught them unprepared and now they are trying to cut the dependency from the rest of the world on a hurry, so errors are to be expected too.
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Anonymous Author
It has a dual use.  First, it cuts off the Russian population from learning the real truth about what is going on, second, it will mitigate any attacks on Russia from outside parties who may want to harm the Russian infrastructure, or backdoor their way into military resources and targets.
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Anonymous Author
It's both. I would not at all be surprised to see Russia ban individual contributions to open source communities or projects as a next step.
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Anonymous Author
I think Russia is trying to transition its economy to be more self-sustainable and not to rely as much on the western technology so any future sanctions will have lesser effect
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Anonymous Author
Russia is trying to remove any weak points, like having a foreign CDN in their websites, or hosting it overseas. They are to create a self sustainable and closed economy, just like the cold war era.
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