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Re: Encryption in Russia

On Wednesday 01 January 2003 06:50 pm, Fedor Zuev wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Oleg wrote:
> O>I'm curious, did they make it legal to use PGP and other
> O>encryption methods in Russia? Last I heard, it was illegal unless
> O>sanctioned by some government office.
> 	Of course, it is pretty legal to just _use_ it (for
> yourself). But it may be illegal to offer a commercial services
> involved encryption. In that case, you must call it somehow else
> ("data protection", for example) :-)

Here's what lsh-client description says, for example:

"In some countries, particularly Russia, Iraq, Pakistan, and France, it
may be illegal to use any encryption at all without a special permit."


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