Inside Russia’s Vast Surveillance State: ‘They Are Watching’ – The New York Times

‘They Are Watching’: Inside Russia’s Vast Surveillance State

A cache of nearly 160,000 files from Russia’s powerful internet regulator provides a rare glimpse inside Vladimir V. Putin’s digital crackdown.


Unlike more technologically savvy counterparts in China, where internet surveillance is more automated, much of the work of Russian censors is done manually, the documents show. But what Russia lacks in sophistication it has made up for in determination