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Old 22nd December 2009, 09:22 PM
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Smile Russia accused of creating "Cyrillic ghetto"

Russia accused of creating "Cyrillic ghetto"

The American edition of The New York Times in an article accuses Russia of trying to create a "Cyrillic ghetto" - thus the newspaper responded to the idea of Russian authorities to create a Cyrillic internet zone. RF. From the perspective of the author's article, innovation is necessary only for the special services who want to limit access of foreigners.

The newspaper quoted the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, who noted that one of the reasons that a Cyrillic domain is necessary, due in part because of Russians' lack of knowledge of foreign languages - and this complicates their access to global network.

The newspaper, in particular, cites some residents of Tula, who believes that following the introduction of a new domain in Russia would increase censorship.

It is known that some large Internet projects have already abandoned the idea to use the Cyrillic domains - in particular, Livejournal.

http://www.rb.ru//news/society/2009/12/22/160001.html
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