Russia, banned from the Internet, has entered digital isolation.

“I plan to work in Russia for the time being,” he said. “I do not know how this may change in the future, especially if YouTube is banned.”

Unlike China, where domestic Internet companies have grown into Behemoth for more than a decade, Russia does not have a similarly active domestic Internet or technology industry.

So closed in its own digital ecosystem, the fall could be severe. In addition to accessing independent information, the future security of the Internet and telecommunications networks, as well as the availability of basic software and services used by businesses and the government, is at stake.

Russian telecom companies that operate mobile phone networks do not have access to new devices and services from companies such as Nokia, Ericsson and Cisco. Important Semiconductors The Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing company, the largest maker of semiconductors, was suspicious of Russian companies’ efforts to produce new microprocessors after it stopped exporting products. Russia’s largest Internet company, Yandex, has a search engine in Google that is more widely used than Google, and has warned that it could pay off its debts.

“Russia’s overall IT, hardware, and software market is now severely damaged,” said Alexander Herasmenka, a researcher at the University of Oxford in Democracy and Technology. Russian officials say they could respond by cracking down on piracy software downloads.

The Ukrainian government has also pressured Internet service providers to cut off services in Russia. Ukrainian authorities have demanded that ICANN, a non-profit group that controls Internet domains, block the Russian Internet domain “.ru”. The charity objected to these requests.

Dennis Lashkov, a self-taught educator with more than 15 years of experience, described Russia’s censorship campaign as “disturbing” to the Internet.

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