Russia has been trying to incorporate elements from China’s great Fire Wall. Due to “Yarovaya’s Law”, which requires Russia’s telecom companies to store users’ data for six months and metadata for three years, Russia has been pushed to seek China’s help. Russia wants Chinese technology, as it will provide them with handling vast amount of data, and due to sanctions against Russia, they cannot go to the West for help. China is willing to help them, sending high ranking officials to Russia to discuss this issue. This is a very interesting, as it shows Russia asking for help from one of the most censored countries in the world. Makes you think that Russia might be moving toward this path. I am also surprised that these two countries are working on cyber security related issues, many countries around the world would probably be too paranoid to discuss such matters.