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Russian Demand for VPN Services Surges 1500%

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: March 11, 2022 @ 12:18 am, by raindog308

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.


  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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