The proposed experiment is a part of the government's efforts to collect information and provide feedback and suggestions to legislation proposed by the Russian lawmakers in December 2018.
It requires Russian ISPs to make sure they can still operate in case another country tries to isolate Russia online.
Russian Federation has also made plans to build its own version of the global Domain Name System, a possible forerunner to a sovereign Internet.
Moscow has also said it will look into alternatives to the system that translated internet names into computer-readable form, the Domain Name System, which is administered by a California-based non-profit, ICANN, according to NPR.
It also proposes that ISP (Internet Service Providers) will have to direct data to government-controlled routing points, to ensure that data is not redirected to computers outside of Russian Federation.
The test would ensure all data passing between the country's citizens and organisations can stay local rather than being routed internationally. Internet providers would be obliged to install technology supplied by the state communications watchdog, allowing it to block banned websites.
"It will be necessary to complete the teachings and formulate proposals by April 1", reported RBK, which added that the project is being overseen by Natalya Kasperskaya - co-founder of Kaspersky the antivirus company and ex-wife of Eugene, that company's CEO.
Average Russians would not lose internet access; the plan would instead change how internet traffic is handled on the back-end. Discussions to minimise the downtime for government agencies, as well as private internet users, are already underway. The Russian state is said to have been behind several large scale attacks on Western governments in recent years, using anonymous hacker groups such as APT 28, which is also known as Fancy Bear, as cover.
"This is very serious", said Andrei Soldatov, who co-authored a book on the history of internet surveillance in Russian Federation.
While some critics have said Russian Federation is considering creating a China-style firewall, it would be cheaper and easier to adapt the North Korean model of a nationwide intranet, he said.