Using Skype, Twitter and other western services harms the security of the country, says the head of Chechnya. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said that the spread of western communication services on the Internet harms national security.
Their use encourages the ongoing double standards west policy, Kadyrov said. He considers situation to be unacceptable in which the West controls Russian users, and Russia is far from the steering information.
“The main problem is lack of control. People communicate through resources that are abroad: Twitter and Skype are not our messengers. We can’t see what is happening there, and it is not about control. Everyone should understand that we live in the free country in the free world. But the security services and investigators cannot be unable to conduct full investigation measures, due to the fact that they simply do not have access to information,” Kadyrov said.
"You have to understand that terrorism is a global threat for all. And there is a simple choice: either everybody works together, the whole information is available when it comes to any investigative activities, or we act separately, but then we, Russia should minimize the threat, turn off the channels through which threats to our security can be spread freely and uncontrolled," he said.
Kadyrov also offered to turn off the Internet, as a global network, in his opinion, interfere with the proper education of youth. "It was easy for us to work when a man was reading a sermon, but now the Internet is everywhere and young people like to listen to a sermon there. There was time when I dreamt about Internet in our country, but now I am for turning it off," Kadyrov said.
Although the absence of the Internet would have a negative effect on the economy, it is according to Kadyrov, would allow people to "stop killing each other." Kadyrov himself is an active user of the Internet. His Instagram account has more than half a million subscribers and nearly four thousand messages.
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The State Duma of the Russian Federation in October is to consider the first reading of the law on the prohibition of mobile numbers substitution. Initially, the consideration of the document was scheduled for September, but it was postponed. Before that, the media reported that the amendment forbid Skype and IP telephony. One of the authors of the document, Jaroslav Nilov, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, called these assumptions a "duck", but still offered to postpone the question.