June 08, 2018

Will I have trouble accessing any websites during the 2018 World Cup?

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5 months, 2 weeks ago

The Russian government has been waging a war against Telegram over the last couple of months and while only Telegram is officially out of favor and blocked, the blocks occasionally also spill onto other websites, which means you might not be able to access your usual communication and information channels for several minutes or even hours. Some of the websites that accidentally got blocked in the past month include Google, Skype and WhatsApp. There should be fewer blockages during the 2018 World Cup, and even Telegram can be used again, but if you still run into any trouble, do as the locals do and install a VPN.