Accessing a VPN has become increasingly difficult in Russia with various services blocked.
Russia is known to have blocked news and products from “enemy countries” in the midst of its invasion of Ukraine .
To access these, many Russian citizens resort to VPNs or Virtual Private Networks, which “camouflage” the place of connection to provide access to these services.
One of these Russian citizens is Dmitri Peskov, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin .
“It’s not illegal”
In an interview with the official channel Belarus-1 of Belarus , Peskov confessed that he uses this type of service.
“Of course, why not, it is not prohibited,” he said when asked in the interview published on Saturday.
The Russian official did not clarify what he uses the VPN for .
VPNs have been in the sights of the Russian government, as they allow access to content that is prohibited in the country.
The Russian agency Interfax reported in mid-March that “20 popular VPN services have already been blocked in Russia.”