Russia Hit With Widespread Internet Outage Nationwide

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024 - 07:05 PM

Russia's Digital Ministry announced on messenger platform Telegram that a "technical problem" has led to widespread internet outages across the country. 

"A technical problem has arisen affecting the .RU zone, associated with the global DNSSEC* infrastructure. Specialists from the Internet Technical Center and MSK-IX are working to eliminate it," the ministry said. 

X users say dozens of Russian websites are down:

Bloomberg reported that "the most popular local search engine" and websites of large banks, including Sberbank PJSC and VTB Group, were also affected by the outage. Outages were reported across Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tatarstan, and the Sverdlovsk and Novosibirsk regions.  

The ministry continued: "The problem has now been resolved for subscribers of the National Domain Name System. Restoration work is underway. We will keep you updated on the situation."