2008-09-01 13:19:00

Internet censorship technically impossible - Russian minister

Moscow, September 1, Interfax - There will be no censorship in the Internet, Russian Communications and Information Technology Minister Igor Shchyogolev told students of the Moscow State University's Journalism Department on Monday.

"Such censorship is impossible for technological reasons," he said.

As state regulation of the Internet is problematic technically, it is necessary to promote self-regulation, the minister said.