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Russia Declares End to Internet Outage Issue

Wed 31 Jan 2024 | 09:07 AM
Israa Farhan

The Russian Ministry of Digitalization in Moscow announced on Tuesday evening that the technical issues that led to widespread internet disruptions have been resolved.

Millions of mobile phone users in Russia faced temporary difficulties accessing internet sites or applications on the "RU" domain on Tuesday.

Users in the Russian capital, Moscow, reported that their banking apps were not working, and service portals, social networks, and news websites were also unavailable.

The Russian ministry blamed unspecified technical issues for the disruption, which was felt in several parts of Russia.

Access to websites not on the "RU" domain, such as the German "DE" domain, remained available from Moscow via mobile phones.

Authorities have not provided a specific reason for the service interruptions.

Independent technology experts have warned of plans in Russia to create an independent Russian internet network, attempting to bypass the infrastructure that manages global web traffic, which could lead to service disruptions and disruptions.