YouTube partially stops to work in Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The challenges of working have begun in the morning on April 23
19:17, 23 April 2018

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The Russian users of YouTube complained about the failures of the video hosting. The data of DownDetector prove the failures of YouTube work.

According to, the disruption appeared in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Volgograd, Kazan, Izhevsk, Kaluga and other cities. The users state that the site is not loaded mostly at Chrome and Opera browsers.

Related: Russians to switch to WhatsApp and Facebook due to Telegram blocking

At the moment, it is not known whether Roskomnadzor that attempts to block Telegram Messenger in Russia is involved in the YouTube failures.

As we reported Roskomnadzor blocked the number of Google IP-addresses. This is reported by experts in the field of cybersecurity, and the consequences of these actions are proved by users in social networks.

Related: Russia can block Facebook if it does not fulfill Roskomnadzor demands

On April 6, Roskomnadzor filed the lawsuit on the blocking of Telegram in Russia. Earlier, the ultimatum put forward by Roskomnadzor to Telegram ended. Roskomnadzor threatened with the trial if Telegram would not pass the encryption keys to the FSB.

On April 13, the court in Moscow ruled to satisfy the lawsuit of Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media or Roskomnadzor and block Telegram in the territory of Russia.

As we reported the Russian mobile phone operators has started to block Telegram on April 17.

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