Internet Censorship, Russia, VPN

Russian Officials Spent Millions On VPN Since They Invade Ukraine

VPN usage in Russia

Russia is well-known for its widespread internet restrictions, and the authorities were not exempt from this one. Russian officials are spending a lot of money to get around their restrictions. It’s interesting to think that they are also suffering as a result of their own actions in restricting internet access in the country.

As per the latest Top10VPN research, the Russian Federal Treasury has published 236 VPN contracts since the conflict in Ukraine began. The entire cost of these VPN contracts is estimated to be roughly $9.8 million.

A virtual private network (VPN) is one of the best tools for circumventing the country’s present internet restrictions. Russian authorities recently restricted access to social media sites, international broadcasters, and other large organizations.

Moscow has spent the most money on VPN, totaling more than $2.4 million. It is obvious that the aim of officials utilizing VPNs is to access prohibited information and stay up to date on the outside world in order to prepare for what is to come, such as “Sanctions.”

At the end of the day, those officials are still internet users, and we can’t deny that they require unrestricted internet access to stay informed about what’s going on in the world. If they are using VPN, we are not surprised; even their President may have VPN on his devices.