Re: Who is "threatened" by not having access to the Russian internet?
"What do they have that the outside world needs access to, Kaspersky?"
That's not all it's for.
Russia and China both have made their nation's interwebs self sufficient to where they can keep their infrastructure going in the event of an all out cyberwar.
Firewall out the rest of the world but still remain functional at home.
(home as in localhost)