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In the defense Ministry created the troops information operations
Material posted: Publication date: 22-02-2017
In the Armed forces of the Russian Federation established the troops information operations. This was stated by Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaking Wednesday in the state Duma of the Russian Federation.

"Created by information operations troops, that much more effective, stronger," - said Shoigu, responding to a question about the need to recreate the control, which was engaged in counter-propaganda.

"Propaganda got to be smart, competent and effective," - said Shoigu.

For the first time about necessity of creation in the Russian army cyber command in March 2012, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

In 2013, the source reported to Interfax that in the armed forces will create a cyber command to counter virtual threats. According to the source, the cyber command was to be created in 2014 as a new kind of troops.

However, until recently, the Russian Parliament denied reports that the country has kibervoyska.

The newspaper "Kommersant" on 10 January published a study of an international company Zecurion Analytics, according to which Russia is among five countries in number and funding cyberarmies that deal with espionage, cyber attacks and information wars. According to the company, and the sources for the information security market, the number of Russian cyberarmies employs approximately 1,000 people, and their funding can annually to $300 million.

Meanwhile, the head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov said that cyberarmies in the structure of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation does not exist. "As such cyberarmies in the structure of the Armed forces we have. But according to the doctrine of information security of the Russian Federation, of course, the state has the task of protecting private information," - said Ozerov 10 January "Interfax".

He noted that in the event of armed conflict, Russia must be prepared for the fact that its system of command and control could be in danger and attempts to incapacitate. "In peacetime, we do not interfere in any information system, neither in military nor in civilian" - said the Senator.

"There is no example that the Russian authorities deliberately destroyed the control system and engaged in the production of information resources by illegal means. Intelligence was, is and will be. But this does not mean that it has violated the principles of peaceful coexistence" - said Viktor Ozerov.

He added that the information doctrine of the Russian Federation is opened. "There are challenges in the field of information security of the Russian Federation clearly defined. So there must be forces and means that guarantee it", - said the head of the defense Committee.

However, he noted that the specialized units responsible for cyber security, in the structure of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation no.

January 16 the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Alexander Sherin also said that cyberarmies in Russia. "No, of course not," said Sherin, the radio station "Echo of Moscow", answering the question whether there is in Russia kibervoyska.

However, he noted that all countries that claim the role of the superpowers, "of course, being the development, because you need to have in your Arsenal, including and such means of combating the enemy." Answering the question whether he has in mind kibervoyska, A. Sherin said, "of Course."

In turn, the Deputy Minister of communications and mass communications of Russia Alexei Volin said in January, "Interfax" that the communications Ministry has no information about Russian cybernoise.


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