Russia officially introduced a 'sovereign internet' law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web
A new "sovereign internet" law came into force in Russia on Friday. The law will allow the government to cut the entire country's internet off from the rest of the worldwide web, ostensibly to protect the country from cyberattacks. It requires Russian internet providers to install hardware to allow authorities to locate the source of traffic and block it. Critics say President Vladimir Putin could now censor and close the internet from the rest of the world, like in China. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
MOSCOW, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Moscow has not received an official response from Washington to its invitation for U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Russia for a military parade event next year, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, the RIA news agency reported.
Trump on Friday said he was considering attending Russia's May 9 Victory Day commemorative events after President Vladimir Putin extended an invitation.
(Writing by Polina Ivanova; editing by Jason Neely)
Top Putin aide named by MH17 airliner investigators .
An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday released a series of phone intercepts, including one between a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin and pro-Russian rebels accused in the crash. Calls between officials in Moscow and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine mostly took place via secure telephones provided by the Russian security service, and intensified ahead of the disaster in the first half of July 2014, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said.