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MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Russia and its partners in the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have called for democratization of the activity of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Russian Foreign Ministry’s ambassador at large, coordinator of the BRICS group Vadim Lukov said on Friday. According to the official, the group calls for the development of an agreement on international information security.
"Russia calls for internationalization of the Internet management network that is so far under US control, although ICANN is the operator," the diplomat said. "The organisation is formally international, but in actual fact its positions reflect the interests of the United States and other Western governments and operators."
"We [the BRICS partner states] are for making ICANN activity more democratic, for the transparency of its decisions, a radical change in the decision making process," Lukov said. "The fact that the bulk of the users are the ‘third world’ countries and BRICS states, not the Western countries, should be taken in to account." "Why the minority should impose its will on the majority?" the diplomat asked.
"BRICS countries are against the Internet use for military purposes and organization of cyberattacks of one government against another or against operators of other countries," he said. "Unfortunately, such practices are becoming more and more widespread," he added.
"Russia and its BRICS partners call for the development of an international information security agreement," Lukov said. "As a first step we have offered such an agreement to the BRICS partners. All the partners responded, displaying an interest and they are currently studying our proposal.".