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Roskomnadzor threatened VPN services
Roskomnadzor sent a request to the departments with a request to inform the Public Communications Network Management Monitoring Center (CMU SSOP)
The purpose of restricting the operation of VPN services is to block the ability to bypass the established restrictions on access to content, which, in the department's opinion, is unwanted and prohibited
Why, in your opinion, is Roskomnadzor starting to fight VPN services right now?

Roskomnadzor has long been trying in one form or another to combat some VPN services. The fact is that VPN services and various anonymizers are exploited by users in order to gain access to information resources and content blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation, which, according to the department, should not be allowed.

What is the ultimate goal of VPN blocking?

The purpose of restricting the operation of VPN services is to block the ability to bypass the established restrictions on access to content, which, in the department's opinion, is unwanted and prohibited.

What is the next step that RKN can take in relation to these services?

At present, it is rather difficult to predict the next steps of the RKN that can be taken in relation to VPN services. Roskomnadzor has extensive powers in the field of control and supervision over various information resources operating on the territory of the Russian Federation, while one should not forget about the technical feasibility of implementing the adopted decisions.