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Rosgvardia, RusHydro and other state structures began to buy VPN

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Rosgvardia, RusHydro, the St. Petersburg metro and other government agencies have announced tenders for the purchase of VPN services. With the help of them you can bypass the locks of Roskomnadzor, including Telegram. This was reported and ” Fontanka ” with reference to the sites of public procurement.

On public procurement, there are tenders from Rosgvardia , RusHydro and the Rosselkhozbank branch , which is headed by the son of the head of the Security Council, Dmitry Patrushev. In all cases, the documents specify internal private networks for the use of company structures. The branch of the bank is ready to pay 10 million rubles for these services.

According to media reports, VPNs also want to purchase in the Pension Fund, St. Petersburg Metro, State Unitary Enterprise TEK SPb, FSUE State Corporation for Air Traffic Management in the Russian Federation, forest management in the Leningrad Region, several police departments and regional central hospitals. In the management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Rostov region, private networks are ready to allocate up to 37 million rubles.

Petersburg subway contracted for 246 thousand rubles for the sanatorium “Baltic shore” with the aim of “expanding the possibilities of access to the Internet.” The press service of the State Unitary Enterprise “TEK SPb” stated that the company required a VPN for “information exchange between the dispatching and central heating points”.

After the ban by Telegram, Roskomnadzor warned the owners of VPNs and proxy servers about the upcoming blocking “for extremism and calls for mass riots.” On April 20, the regulator restricted access to 18 VPNs and proxy services.

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