Debates Seminars and Round-table Conferences
Ifri Paris
from 16:00 to 18:00
This event is restricted

The Internet: a new Russian “weapon”? By personal and non-transferable invitation


This event is dedicated to the Russia/NIS Centre Corporate supports. By personal invitation only.


A round table with Andreï Soldatov, and Irina Borogan, journalists, respectively Editor-in-chief and Deputy Editor-in-chief of Agentura.ru

The nature of Russia’s resort to cyber and information instruments reflects a specific conception of the Internet. Conceived of as Moscow’s asymmetric response to the West’s conventional superiority, the use of cyber through hackers and trolls seems to be now mastered and well institutionalized within the Russian security and defense apparatus. Contributing to blurring internal and external threats, cyber will continue to be used by Russia in its relations with the West while imposing itself as a significant « resource » in the hands of the Kremlin.


Chair: Tatiana KASTOUÉVA-JEAN, Head of Ifri’s Russia/NIS Center

This seminar will be held in Russian and French (with simultaneous Russian-French translation) under the Rule of Chatham House.

This event will be held within the framework of the “Observatoire Russie, Europe orientale et Caucase” with the support of DGRIS (Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy), French Ministry of Defence.


Ifri, Salle de Conférences, 27 rue de la Procession, 75015 PARIS
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For information and registration, please contact Anne SOUIN, Project officer, Russia/NIS Centre souin@ifri.org

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