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Russia, Blocked From the Global Internet, Plunges Into Digital Isolation

By Adam Satariano, Valerie Hopkins

07 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

Even as President Vladimir Putin tightened his grip on Russian society over the past 22 years, small pockets of independent information and political expression remained online.

Any remnants of that are now gone.

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