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    Russia and Israel have agreed to install a direct encrypted line to facilitate communications between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a document published on Russia’s official website of legal information Tuesday.

    MOSCOW, May 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and Israel have agreed to install a direct encrypted line to facilitate communications between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a document published on Russia’s official website of legal information Tuesday.

    Under Russian law, there is a special-purpose communication network intended for public administration, defense, security and law enforcement. Connecting with such systems of other countries is based on intergovernmental agreements.

    In September 1963, a direct link was established between US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, a measure brought on by the Caribbean crisis.

    In November 1966, an agreement was reached on the establishment of a direct communications link between Moscow and Paris, later similar agreements were formed with a number of countries, including between the USSR and the UK, Germany and Russia, Russia and Spain, and between the Kremlin and the Palace Chigi in Rome, as well as Moscow and the Blue House in Seoul and others.

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