AdGuard VPN gets blocked in Russia, AdGuard Ad Blocker and AdGuard DNS suffer collateral damage

The issues described below only concern Russian users. However, we feel it is important to outline these problems and possible solutions to them, even if they don’t concern the majority of readers.

In Russia, the fight against VPN services has long been ongoing with varying success. On July 27, blocking authorities reached AdGuard VPN. Regrettably, their methods were crude, and along with AdGuard VPN the entire domain became unavailable for Russian users. This led to multiple issues with AdGuard Ad Blocker and AdGuard DNS service.

The very fact that the VPN service is blocked means that it will be far more difficult for us to ensure its functionality for Russian users in the future. It will probably be easier for us to achieve stable operation for premium users, just because there are far less people and they have more servers to choose from. But this does not mean that we will not put maximum effort to make the service work steadily for all users.

We have now focused all our efforts to ensure the availability and performance of all our products and services, even in such conditions. To keep up with the latest news, subscribe to our social media accounts.

Lena Ter-Mikaelyan on AdGuard VPN
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