Your next employer will probably ask you something like "Are you under any non-compete or similar agreement?" You will either have to lie to them or convince them that reporting what you're workin on is not a violation of their security policies etc.
kovrik, if you seriously put your mind on it, you can move out of Russia. I won't say "effortlessly", but it is probably easier than you think.
Make sure to do your research – e.g. countries like Australia and Canada are much easier to move to than US or EU. IT professionals are in high demand everywhere. You can start by working remotely, etc.
Popular issues like environmentalism and LGBT rights may be advancing, but more niche yet equally important issues, such as excessive privacy intrusions (mass surveillance, TSA), software and "DNA" patents are not. And these are important issues that will shape the future.
They'll just blacklist every single one of these sites for enabling access to illegal materials and you won't even be able to read EFF from Russia. And if a Russian citizen creates a public proxy, they'll convict him on anti-terrorist charges. That'll deter the rest.
I am not convinced that pushing Putin to exercise his dictatorial abilities is a good idea when his approval ratings among the general population are so high. I mean, if people already hated him, that might have pushed them over the edge. But as it stands now, general population is more likely to rationalize blocking than admit that Putin is evil.
> "They'll just blacklist every single one of these sites..."
That's the point: pressure. Outside sites willing to expose themselves to an 'iron curtain' is a true form of solidarity in this era where a world is more connected. Push-back is exactly how successful, peaceful movements are waged.
I should point out that I don't know what is true. It just seems to be a contradiction that every passenger can take on board and use whatever they want in-flight, yet transponders specially engineered to be safe on a plane must be able to be disabled.
I suspect the answer is that the transponder doesn't need to be under the control of anyone on the plane.
Maybe it has to do with the location on the transponder? A laptop in baggage or an electrical component buried deep in the bowels of the plane would be hard to get to in the event of a potential fire. A passenger's laptop would be fairly easy to put out with a fire extinguisher.
This device is a bigger piece of equipment using more power, with physical interconnects to other areas on a plan. Moreover it normally not located a place where you can lift it up and throw it in a bucket of water, or rip out its battery if something should go wrong.
– Security: possible to do background checks on citizens of your own country, easier to hold them responsible, less chance of rogue employee, etc.
– Communication problems: both in terms of poor communication skills being more apparent in limited telecommuting communication channels, and cultural differences (different norms of subordination, etc.). Language barriers and time zone differences also go here.
– "Outsourcing" is a misnomer for what you describe, and has a poor reputation for a reason. Turns out hiring cheap incompetent sweatshop workers using an intermediary/broker is apparently not a good idea if you want a decent result. And quality workers are not as cheap as you'd expect in their home countries because they are a rare breed globally.
– Telecommuting on the other hand, by which I mean hiring individual contractors to work remotely, can work out pretty well if you do quality control in-house. It will surely become more popular.