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What Roskomnadzor Demands from VPNs? Why KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Refuses to Comply?

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On March 27th, Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor demanded that KeepSolid VPN Unlimited joined the federal system of blocked resources and networks. This would essentially oblige VPN Unlimited to ban our Russian users from viewing content that their government blacklisted. A number of other implications would also take effect.

In this piece, we explain what this all means and why KeepSolid VPN Unlimited will not comply with Roskomnadzor demands.

Roskomnadzor is short for The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, And Mass Media.


What did Roskomnadzor demand from KeepSolid VPN Unlimited?

In Roskomnadzor’s official letter to VPN Unlimited and other major VPN services operating in Russia, they informed that: “We send you the request on connection with federal state information system of blocked information resources and networks”. If we complied, a vast number of blacklisted websites (for instance, LinkedIn, Telegram, and Pornhub) would become unavailable to our Russian clients.

There would be other consequences as well. To establish such a content filter, VPN Unlimited would have to start monitoring our users’ activities and provide this data to the Russian government. Or even worse, we would have to provide Roskomnadzor access to our infrastructure, both physical and online.

Smartphone in hand with VPN Unlimited. Roskomnadzor (RKN) emblem on background

How did KeepSolid VPN Unlimited respond to Roskomnadzor and why?

Considering all of the above, KeepSolid’s reply shouldn’t surprise you. While some of the affected VPNs decided to comply with the demands, under no circumstances will VPN Unlimited cooperate with Roskomnadzor or join the Russian Register of blocked web resources.

If the Russian government starts blocking our services, VPN Unlimited will continue the fight against the censorship. To facilitate this, our team developed a dedicated KeepSolid Wise protocol. It is specifically designed to unblock VPN Unlimited in countries where the use of VPN’s is suppressed. Besides, we have years of experience of opposing the Great Firewall of China under our belts.

For our Russian users, pretty much nothing will change. We didn’t have any servers in Russia, so Roskomnadzor’s representatives will have no way of getting physical access to our facilities. And while we can’t be sure about the next step of the Russian government, you can be certain about one thing: we will NEVER give up on our users’ rights and freedoms.

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Comments

  1. Keeping users up to date with the latest updates and news is so important! And yet some providers fail to keep users updated.

    In this aspect you always managed to keep the standards high and through these regular newsletters the users can have more confidence in your service. Being your customer for a while and seeing constant updates and service improvements with time really makes me feel very happy to have chosen your service for my online protection.

    Keep it up and i wish you all the best in the future!

    • Hey Laur,

      Cool to hear your feedback! It motivates us to further share news, updates & cyber security tips, as well as make all our services even better for you.

      Thanks for choosing KeepSolid VPN Unlimited!

  2. Nice to hear! I’m glad to have VpnUnlimited subscription and hope KeepSolid Wise would be enough to struggle DPI which I beleive is going to ruin runet soon.

    • Hi Reinar,

      Thanks for reaching out! KeepSolid Wise indeed is an advanced technology. It proves to be successful in combating the Great Chinese Firewall, so it’ll surely help you maintain your internet freedom!

  3. Excellent job all, keep the fight up and thank you for posting a response!

    • Hey Norman,

      Cool to hear your feedback! We’ll always be faithful to our mission, and won’t let your privacy and online freedom be infringed in any way.

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