Skip to main content
The Real Russia, Today
like it or not
Here's how many IP addresses Russia has blocked to cut access to Telegram
10:26 am, April 17, 2018
On the morning of April 16, Russia’s federal censor ordered Russian ISPs to start blocking access to the instant messenger Telegram. At first, Roskomnadzor ordered Internet providers to cut service only to Telegram’s own IP addresses. Soon, however, the government also banned hundreds of thousands of IP addresses belonging to Amazon’s cloud service, which Telegram was using to circumvent Russia’s block. Roskomnadzor later blocked more than a million IP addresses in Google’s cloud service, as well. Now there’s even a
dedicated to tracking how many IP addresses Roskomnadzor blocks in its battle with proxy servers.
Photo on the front page: BigTunaOnline / Shutterstock