3 Bitcoin-related websites blocked in Russia, including bitcoin.org

Anton Nesterov komachi at openmailbox.org
Tue Jan 13 17:58:55 PST 2015

No, proxies still not blocked, as well as websites of Tor/I2P/VPN

There was some rumors about a bill to block proxies for years (FSB said
that they want to write it, then MP Yaroslav Nilov, then FSB again,
leaked emails of MP Robert Shlegel contained some discussion, etc.), but
still no draft.

> On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:12:25 +0000
> Anton Nesterov <komachi at openmailbox.org> wrote:
>> So today bitcoin.org (, bitcoin.it (,
>> and btcsec.com ( was blocked
>> country-wide,
> 	What about proxies? Are all blocked too? 
>  because Neviansky's court of Sverdlovsk oblast rule
>> 2-978/2014 on 30 September 2014. Text of this judgment is not known,
>> it's not on their website yet (Russian laws force courts to publish
>> their judgments on the Internet), so this is hard to say what for
>> exactly this websites was blocked. The bill that allow to block
>> Bitcoin-related websites is still a draft.
>> http://tjournal.ru/paper/bitcoin-org-rkn (Russian)

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