November 9, 2009 The Kremlin, Moscow MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS IGOR SHCHEGOLEV: I am ready to brief you on the implementation of your instruction regarding promotion of the Russian language in the Internet address system. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Yes, as I recall, active discussion of this matter began a year [...]
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As mentioned earlier, the registration of TLDs ( .рф for Russian Federation) will take place starting 16 November 2009. Afterwards, the accreditation of Second Level Domains (SLDs) will commence at the end of November. At the top of the priorities list are the Governmental institutions (eligible for free registration), trade mark owners and the administrative centres in [...]
Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation has thrown his weight behind the campaign for a new Cyrillic IDN for the country. The Moscow Times reports that this is part of a new drive to promote Russian as a global language.
He said 300 million people worldwide used Russian media and that a Cyrillic domain name [...]
According to new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Russia needs to be assigned a Tld ( top level domain name ) in the Cyrillic script in order to promote Russian as an international language.
Worries are growing in the Kremlin that the influence of Russian, once the main language in the Soviet Union is waning due to [...]