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Roskomnadzor blocked the IP addresses of VKontakte, Yandex, Odnoklassniki, Faсebook and Twitter

While it is difficult to assess the scale of interruptions that users of services encountered.

Roskomnadzor entered IP-addresses belonging to Faсebook, Twitter and Yahoo, as well as several large Russian companies – VKontakte, Odnoklassnikam (owned by Mail.Ru Group) and Yandex, to the register of prohibited websites. The blocking was also hit by LiveInternet, which is owned by presidential adviser on Internet development Herman Klimenko.

One of the first to pay attention was Telegram-channel Rknshowtime , which monitors the replenishment of the register, and Vladislav Zdolnikov, FBK IT consultant . The general director of the Diphost provider Philippe Culin confirmed this information.

According to the copy of the registry unloading , five IP addresses of Yandex, one for VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, LiveInternet and Yahoo, three for Facebook and Twitter, were blocked. On the site of Roskomnadzor, the addresses appear as blocked.

In “VKontakte” did not explain , whether social network users encountered problems with access, but said: “We constantly monitor the availability of our resources and take the necessary measures to ensure uninterrupted access to them.”

According to the site Downdetector, from 00:00 on April 27, the number of complaints from VKontakte users has slightly increased (from 2-5 to 60). As the test showed, the clients of some providers, including, stopped working on a redirect from VKontakte to external resources.

Downdetector did not record any increase in hits relative to Yandex.  sent requests to Odnoklassniki and Yandex, but has not yet received a response.

On April 16, the providers began to block Telegram in accordance with the decision of the Tagansky District Court, adopted because of the refusal to provide the FSB with encryption keys. The messenger used to bypass the locks of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean and the power of other cloud providers. In response, the agency contributed up to 18 million IP-addresses to the register of prohibited sites. Because the servers of the providers use not only Telegram, there are a lot of disruptions in the resourcesthat are not related to the messenger.

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