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Russia should develop an alternative Internet in partnership with the other BRICS nations, the very first deputy chairman of the State Duma Control Committee, Dmitry Gusev, has proposed.

According to a document seen by RIA Novosti, the main sent a request to deal with developing "a single inclusive BRICS+ cyberspace" to Maksut Shadaev, the head of Russia's Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.

The strategy could be executed "using technical, organizational and civilizational capabilities typical to the entire association."

According to Gusev, the 5th International Municipal Forum BRICS+, which is currently underway in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, is an excellent opportunity to go over a combined web for the BRICS countries.

BRICS presently makes up Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, however will be signed up with by Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in January. The expanded group, referred to as BRICS+, is projected to represent nearly half of international GDP by 2040.

Previously this week, China's President Xi Jinping likewise called for changes in the method the worldwide internet works, to benefit people of all countries.

"We promote focusing on development and developing a more inclusive and prosperous cyberspace," he said at the opening event of the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit.

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