- Oct 25, 2021
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Roskomnadzor Moves to Block More VPNs in Russia
The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (
VPN services such as those listed provide Russian residents with an option to bypass government restrictions and gain access to information that is prohibited by the law in Russia, Forklog noted in a report quoting Roskomnadzor’s
In a growing number of cases, Russian authorities have treated crypto-related content as banned. In June, a court in the Perm region
Even after the adoption of the law “On Digital Financial Assets,” which went into force in January, many activities related to cryptocurrencies remain unregulated in the Russian Federation, including exchange and trade. Bank of Russia, the country’s monetary authority, is a strong
Roskomnadzor now seeks feedback from companies and other organizations that may be using said VPN platforms for legitimate purposes. These could include the facilitation of specific technological processes in Russian enterprises, the regulator explains.
The agency has been going after VPN services in Russia for some time. In September, the federal service
Roskomnadzor banned two
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