Russia unveils internet traffic backup plan

Russia has a backup plan for potential internet disconnection by Europe, with a strategy to reroute traffic through Asian exchange points if needed. Rostelecom is equipped for this switch, while maintaining access to European exchange points.

Russia is prepared to face eventual internet disconnection by Europe, stated Maksut Shadayev, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. The plan is for Russian internet providers to redirect traffic through international exchange points in Asia, and Rostelecom has the necessary capabilities, Shadayev explained. Traffic exchange points in Europe are still open for Russian internet providers.