The Russians want to make peace with the Americans about their permanent struggle in the digital world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking an agreement in which both countries guarantee not to interfere in each other’s elections and other internal affairs through cyberspace.
Putin called for a restart of the relationship between Russia and the United States in the use of information and communication technology (ICT), also to prevent incidents in cyberspace.
He called the risk of a large-scale confrontation in this digital world one of the greatest challenges today.
The regime’s offer in the Kremlin comes more than a month before the US presidential election. The previous elections four years ago were overshadowed by reports that the Russians had been intensively involved in the ballot box battle.
US intelligence agencies concluded that Moscow was interfering with the 2016 election to tilt it in favor of Donald Trump, the eventual winner.
Among other things, the Russians hacked into the campaign of his rival Hillary Clinton. Moscow denies those allegations.