Why is Russia Blocking Websites?

Below is some quick information about why Russia is blocking access to websites within the country.

Blacklist

Russia maintains a Federal blacklist overseen by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media.

Censorship

Internet censorship in Russian is enforced by serval laws put in place in 2012 to censor individual URLs, domain names, and IP addresses.

Geo-restrictions

Certain websites may also apply geo-blocking of content to certain countries (including Russia) due to copyright and licensing arrangements.

 How Do We Check?

How Do We Check?

We have little robots located inside Russia that personally check every single site to confirm whether it is accessible or blocked within the country.

These guys work non-stop to make sure you always know the accessibility of every single website that exists. Pretty cool, right?

Who Are We?

We're a group of concerned internet users who want to highlight the state of internet censorship in Putin's Russia. This project is entirely supported by money we would have otherwise spent on vodka.