Russians do not appear concerned about state monitoring. Why is this?
Russians accept the idea that state surveillance is something that cannot be changed. People still use the phrase ‘This is not a phone conversation’. This fear is still very present. The other thing is, that when you look into technology companies, you find that many of them have connections to the security services.
Andrei Soldatov, investigative journalist
The Russian expert on the secret services describes how Vladimir Putin’s regime monitors the internet