Russia’s Cyber Policy Efforts in the United Nations

This paper presents and examines the activities and views of Russia, one of the most (if not the most) important members of the latter group. Although Russia initiated discussions in the UN and has since actively shaped various processes, widespread awareness of the breadth and depth of Russian activities has been lagging. In particular, Russia’s long-standing engagement and consistency in its positions are frequently underestimated even while it continues to shape current negotiation dynamics. Thus, the following sections aim to raise understanding by providing an introductory overview of various Russian activities in the United Nations over the past two decades.

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