December 7, 2016
According to the new Russian information security doctrine, signed by President Vladimir Putin on Dec. 6, one of the main threats to Russia is “the increase in opportunities that a series of foreign countries has to influence Russia’s information infrastructure for military purposes.”
The document was published on Russia’s official internet site for legal information. The doctrine, which was developed by the Russian Security Council, immediately goes into effect.
The new doctrine also claims that foreign special services and leaders exercise informational and psychological influence over other countries with the aim of destabilizing the domestic political situation in Russia.