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Want Email in Russia? The Kremlin Wants Your Phone Number First

  • Draft law proposes disclosure of identities of email senders
  • Kremlin has tightened control over internet amid protests
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Russians who want to send email will have to disclose their identities under draft legislation that includes a ban on sharing content deemed illegal in messages.

Internet providers would be compelled to link accounts of email users to their mobile phone numbers in the proposals submitted to Russia’s upper house of parliament by senators Andrei Klishas and Lyudmila Bokova on Tuesday.