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Internet isolation testing in Russia: what the IT army of Ukraine reports

The IT Army of Ukraine stated that Internet isolation testing may be conducted in Russia.

Internet isolation in Russia

Simultaneous restriction of access to .ru domains

Last week, cyber volunteers noticed simultaneous restricted access to Russian banking web services and government services, but Russians have already learned how to bypass this partial isolation by using VPN services.

Internet isolation testing in Russia what the IT army of Ukraine reports

Problems with messengers and YouTube

Since mid-January, residents of various regions of Russia have reported inaccessibility messengers WhatsApp, Telegram and Viber. These problems are found in Bashkortostan, the Far East, Yakutia and other regions. Many associated this inaccessibility with the protests. YouTube users also complained about service failures in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-Don.

Internet isolation testing in Russia what the IT army of Ukraine reports

Disconnection of the mobile Internet and the TSPU system

Recently, cases of disconnection of the mobile phone began to strengthen in Russia internet at the regional level. This is officially explained by technical work or prevention. The system of Technical Means of Combating Threats, which allows monitoring and filtering of Internet traffic, was implemented in Russia. Roskomnadzor began demanding the installation of this system in September 2020 under the 2019 "Sovereign Internet" Law.

Internet isolation testing in Russia what the IT army of Ukraine reports

Answers to questions

What suggests The IT army of Ukraine about the isolation of the Internet in Russia?

The IT Army of Ukraine believes that the Russian government may be preparing to isolate the Russian segment of the Internet.

What is the method of bypassing the partial isolation by the Russians?

Russians have learned to bypass partial isolation thanks to the use of VPN services.

What are the cases of unavailability of messengers and YouTube in Russia?

In various regions of Russia, such as Bashkortostan, the Far East, Yakutia, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Rostov-on-Don, there were cases of unavailability of messengers and YouTube .

More information

  • IT army of Ukraine: Ukrainian organization or team dealing with information technology issues of a military nature.
  • VPN services: Technological solutions that allow users to bypass restrictions on access to certain resources on the Internet by changing their geographic location.
  • TSPU: Technical means of countering threats used by Russian telecommunications operators to filter and control Internet traffic.
  • Roskomnadzor: Federal service for supervision in the field of communications, information technologies and mass communications of Russia.
  • Law on "Sovereign Internet": Law of the Russian Federation, which was adopted in 2019 and aims to ensure control and regulation of the country's information space.

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The Ukrainian IT Army claims that Russia may be preparing to isolate its segment of the Internet. Details on the latest access restrictions and how to work around them.
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