Proving the new Russian Federation under Putin's successor is just as represssive as the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, here comes regulations on Wi-Fi.
Russia is apparently out to really slow down wireless adoption with its latest directive. Reportedly, the Russian Mass Media, Communications and Cultural Protection Service (or Rossvyazokhrankultura for short -- no seriously, we swear) is looking to have every user of a Wi-Fi-enabled device obtain permission and register said device before hopping on the world wide web.
And that name for the controlling organization, also harkens back to the good old Soviet days when Muscovites would spend a good portion of time waiting in line reading Pravda to find out the new fifteen letter acronym is the current name for the Moscow garbage collectors entity.
The more things change, the more it proves Russia is the land of the control freaks.