All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Dmitry Medvedev’
Google may be used to seeing its market share climb, but it looks like the search giant is getting kicked down a rung or two in one country. Mozilla has decided to make Yandex, and not Google, the default search provider in future Russian versions of Firefox.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia needs to be assigned an Internet domain name in the Cyrillic script in an effort to promote Russian as an international language.
The Kremlin is worried that Russian, once the main language in the Soviet Union is being used less because of local languages and the influence of English.
Medvedev said that 300 million people worldwide used Russian media and that a Cyrillic domain name would play an important role in raising the importance of Russian as a language.
Russian president-elect Dmitry Medvedev said his country should take a balanced approach when it comes to regulating the Internet.
Critics charge that Russian authorities are trying to impose stricter regulations of the Internet, a popular place for political debate within the country, where the mainstream media kowtows to the Kremlin.
Speaking at a forum about the Internet Medvedev acknowledged what he called "the delicate question of the relationship between freedom of speech and responsibility," on the Web.