First experiences of creation of the Soviet Union’s computer network
refer to 1980-m to years, then the work of the national research
Institute of applied automated systems (VNIIPAS). Andrey Loshak in his documentary series “Holivar. History of then Internet” counts history
then-speaking Internet with teleconference 1982, for which organization
used communication Vniipas.
However, the origins of the culture of the Internet and its
first memes go in a completely different network — Fidonet. In the early ‘ 90s popular
services Internet service providers were not: forns, the cost of connection was
too high, in contrast to the virtually free Amateur “Fido”
the first node which
appeared in Novosibirsk in 1990.