After the final reading of the bill the State Duma (lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) adopted the law containing a set of amendments to the law on Communications and the law on Information and security. These amendments aimed to protect the stability of the Internet in Russia in the event of a threat to its normal operation from abroad, including external Internet shutdown by adversaries.
This new law provides that Roskomnadzor (communications supervising body) will create a Center for monitoring and control of public networks in Russia that will coordinate the work of telecom operators and direct them in emergency cases. Also, Internet traffic in Russia should be directed through a list of internet exchange points approved by Ministry of Communications in coordination with FSB.
Additionally, telecom operators are required to install special technical equipment that will filter Internet traffic for illegal content, as well as protect Runet from other threats. The Government will define technical requirements and the process of installation of such equipment later.
Finally, the law provides the creation of the national domain name system and the use of national cryptographic protection of information on the Internet for the government entities.
The law has to be approved shortly in the upper chamber - Federation Council, and signed by the president. Afterwards it comes into force on 1 November 2019.