The article discusses the doctrine of Russian information security in the context of the state ideological
function, analyzes the situation, determining the interaction of the virtual space, citizens and the state,
technical, organizational and legal difficulties standing in the way of its implementation. The autor considers
the software, limiting the possibility of the state in regulating social relationships in the virtual space.
Key words: information security doctrine, the state ideological function, virtual space, information
security, darknet, cyberspace.