Amid Kaspersky controversy, Russia considers pushing out foreign competitors

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As U.S. lawmakers continue to cast doubt on the independence of Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, the Kremlin is considering plans that would cut off foreign anti-virus vendors from the Russian market.

The newly announced plan, first reported by Russian news outlet Meduza, will be reportedly presented Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the moment, a Russian advisory body for strategic projects is reviewing a draft copy of the bill.

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