SHIELDED now means --- any country that merely contains an Internet framework consisting of just-routers and just-links that is designed to let their population access the Internet in the most basic, streamlined and packet-passing manner possible.
Like the United States used to be before consortium ISPs started intercepting traffic, building certain 'features' into their NAT boxes, installing FBI compliance platforms. Before the NSA started installing its split-to-dark-fiber taps and 'capture and forward' rooms at and between tier 1 providers, Charter be damned.
Russia is not shielding anybody, it just lacks that Big Brother framework.
Internet, the way it used to be.
Because Pepperidge Farm remembers.