The Kremlin aims to introduce a Chinese-style social credit system to control its citizens. Russian soccer fans are leading the opposition.
Despite Western sanctions and its overall technological backwardness, Russia continues to export digital surveillance technology - and to find willing buyers.
Western sanctions are crippling Russian industry, including its military producers. Russia will now try to use China, Iran, and India to fill the gap.
Russia’s leading search engine Yandex is trying to avoid complete nationalization. It would like to move many of its operations outside of the country but requires a deal with the Kremlin.Learn More