A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a technology that allows users to establish a secure connection to a public network, such as the Internet. VPN enables data exchange through encrypted channels, ensuring anonymity and security in the online environment. In recent years, the Russian authorities have enforced laws that led to blocking access to several popular VPN services. However, there are several ways to circumvent these restrictions and gain access to the prohibited resources.

Changing Connection Protocols

First and foremost, one can use the method of changing the connection protocol to access VPNs blocked in Russia. For example, some VPN providers offer the use of protocols like OpenVPN or L2TP/IPsec, which can bypass the blocking.

Specialized Programs

Alternatively, specialized programs such as Tor or Shadowsocks can be utilized to bypass the restrictions and provide anonymous internet access.

DNS Proxy

Lastly, DNS proxies can be employed to evade VPN blocking, allowing for the alteration of DNS records and gaining access to blocked resources. An example of this access could be using OpenVPN protocol in combination with DNS proxy to bypass restrictions and ensure secure access to prohibited websites.


Therefore, despite the restrictions in Russia, there are various methods to circumvent them and gain access to VPNs for anonymity and security in the online environment.