The Internet in Russia: On The Eve of Great Changes.

21 12 2009

URL: http://www.irex.org/resources/russiainternet/index.asp. Source: The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

Since the early 1990s, IREX has moved to take advantage of the new openness in the former Soviet region and expand its traditional emphasis on building human networks by promoting electronic communication throughout Eurasia. Vast distances, compounded by the deteriorating infrastructure of existing mail, telephone, fax, and other traditional means of communication, make the Internet an ideal medium to overcome the historical isolation of Soviet scholars, students, and business people and increase communication among the emerging civil society.

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