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Russia will disconnect from the Internet tomorrow to test cyber-war defences

• By Shivali Best

In a bid to protect itself from any cyberattacks , Russia will disconnect from the global internet tomorrow.

The test will see Russia revert to an internal version of the web called 'RuNet' which is isolated from the networks of other nations, according to a report by D-Russia.

While the Russian Government claims that the test is intended to shield Russian systems from a potential cyber-attack, critics claim that the tests are part of a wider attempt to isolate Russia's citizens from the surrounding world.

The D-Russia report writes: "On Monday, the government approved the provision on conducting exercises to ensure the stable, safe and holistic functioning of the Internet and public communications networks in the Russian Federation.