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Russian Demand for VPN Services Surges 1500%

Russian SurveillanceAccording to news reports, demand for VPN services by Russians is surging.  Between February 24 and March 8, the top VPN apps in various mobile app stores saw nearly 6 million downloads, an increase of a staggering 1500%.

As the government restricts access to foreign media, ordinary Russians are increasingly using VPN services to gain a window to the outside world.  Russia has been less restrictive than other nations (such as China) but has recently clamped down.  For example, Facebook was blocked post-invasion.

There are two VPNs we recommend: PureVPN and ExpressVPN.  However, it appears neither offer service in Russia, which may be a post-sanctions situation.

If you have a recommendation, we would love to share it, and possibly partner with the provider.

7 Comments

  1. Evgeny:

    Many Russians also need a lot of cheap VPS, but sometimes have troubles because Visa/Mastercard block cross-border settlement.

    March 11, 2022 @ 12:30 am | Reply
  2. Martin Andersson:

    You know that a lot more companies than ExpressVPN and PureVPN offer affiliate programmes, right? :)

    Sadly the best VPN companies that I know of do not have an affiliate programme, so people will never see them advertised here. ;-)

    March 11, 2022 @ 6:41 am | Reply
  3. Mryang:

    Could you please provide some Russian VPS sellers or VPN sellers ? Thanks !

    May 21, 2022 @ 3:43 am | Reply

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