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Diplo tutor Andrei Mikheyev made a presentation about IDNs in the case of Russia at the 9th ICANN Studienkreis in Helsinki, 2008.

Here is the official description of the programme:

Russia is at the eve of a new phase of Internet development. It is among the group of countries which have pushed for the introduction of iDNs at the top level (iDN.iDN) and is part of ICANN Fast Track for iDNs in ccTLDs. Plans are moving forward to introduce a ccTLD for the Russian Federation in cyrillc characters. The panel will include leading Internet experts from Russia which will discuss Internet market developments in Russia and the perspectives of a Cyrillic TLD.

Moderation: Anton Troianovski, The Wall Street Journal

Panelists: Vladimir Vasilyev, Ministry for Information Technologies and Communications, Moscow (TBC)
Maria Mokina, Coordination Center for TLD RU, Moscow (TBC)
Ivan Zassurski, Lomonossow University Moscow, Faculty of Journalism
Michael Yakushew, Microsoft Russia, Moscow
Andrei Mikheyev, Moscow Institute for International Relations
Yuri Hohlov, Institute of the Information Society, Moscow (TBC)

Comments: Ram Mohan, Afilias Ltd., Vancouver

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