OREANDA-NEWS. Exercises on the integrity and sustainability of the Internet to negative external influences in Russia throughout the country will be held on December 23. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.

The agency said that such exercises are carried out under the law on “sovereign Runet” and their essence is exploratory. The exercises will be regular. “During them, it is planned to work out the whole spectrum of potential impacts on communication networks,” the Ministry’s statement says. “Threat processing will be carried out only on selected segments, test benches and training grounds, and ordinary users will not notice the exercises,” the representatives of the authority added.

The law on sovereign Runet obliges telecom operators to install special technical means in their network to counter threats to the integrity of the Internet in Russia. The essence of the law is that in the event of such threats from outside, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) will begin to manage the routing of traffic through its own equipment. The equipment of Roskomnadzor will also filter traffic, restricting access to resources prohibited on the territory of Russia.

The document also obliges the owners of communication networks, Internet companies and other market players to participate in exercises that will be held at least once a year. Another measure prescribed by law obliges to create a national domain name system by January 1, 2021, which will duplicate the list of domain names and autonomous system numbers delegated to Russian users.

The law was signed by the President on May 1 and entered into force on November 1.