For travelers who want to visit Russia, this information can be your record. In the near future, Kremlin will block tourists using Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to connect to the internet in their countries.
Previously in March, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s communications supervisor, had asked 10 top VPNs to connect their servers to government-run IT systems. Russia argued that this was to prevent people in their countries from accessing banned sites.
The VPN providers were given 30 days to respond. From those 10 VPNs, nine of them stated rejection, namely ExpressVPN, HideMyAss!, Hola VPN, IPVanish, KeepSolid, NordVPN, OpenVPN, TorGuard, and VyprVPN. Kaspersky’s VPN is the only one that obeys.