Roskomnadzor blocks six VPN services, including top-rated providers
Roskomnadzor (RKN) blocked six VPN services, Interfax reports. According to the federal censorship agency, the VPN providers — NordVPN, ExpressVPN, IPVanish, Hola, VPN Unlimited, and Speedify — “violate Russian law.”
Roskomnadzor warned that it would soon block these six VPN providers back in June, telling government agencies to inform them if they use these services so as to avoid technical disruptions.
In total, 64 sectoral organizations responded to RKN, 27 of which use these VPN services to support technological processes. They will be able to continue using the VPNs after they are blocked.
In August, the Russian Central Bank warned that Roskomnadzor might block four other VPN providers: Psiphon, Tunnelbear, Thunder, Redshield.