Vladimir Putin has issued a decree, 'On Measures to Ensure Information Security for the Russian Federation.' According to the president's press service, the decree is meant to protect the Russian segment of the Internet, particularly government computer networks, from external threats, including from those who might seek to obtain government information for terrorist purposes.
The decree is expected to lead to heightened defenses of government information networks against computer viruses, which can cause costly damage to government and private sectors that are heavily computer dependent. The new measures are also intended to protect classified government information.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea