Russian Proxy Server List: The new Eastern Unblocker

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idcloak’s release of a free Russian proxy server list allows netizens in the East to unblock websites at speed, while users in the West may employ it to browse in private from their government.

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Our list connects Russians and their neighbours to a proxy nearby so they may access blocked sites at speed.

idcloak launches a list of public proxies that are located within Russian territories. Proxies offer a range of functions but are most widely used either to unblock sites restricted by local content filters or browse anonymously online.

Because proxy speed depends largely on the proximity of the server to the user, idcloak believes the release of the Russian Proxy Server list will be very welcome among censored internet users in Eastern Europe, Russia and China.

“There are filters on local web connections everywhere nowadays – both at the local network and ISP level,” says idcloak’s web researcher Robin Welles. “Users of those networks rely on proxies to circumvent such blocks – to get access to sites like Facebook or YouTube. A Russian wanting to watch a YouTube video at work shouldn’t need to tunnel their connection all the way to the US. Our list connects Russians and their neighbours to a proxy nearby so they may access blocked sites at speed.”

But Americans and Western Europeans also have a vested interest in Russian proxy servers, “Some Westerners see Russia as a safe haven from the recently exposed NSA and GCHQ surveillance operations, especially since Edward Snowden has been granted asylum there. Browsing on a shared HTTPS proxy connection to Russia makes it very difficult for western government watchdogs to track what you are looking at online. Sure, Russia’s FSB might be watching, but that will be of little concern to a user in the US.”

The proxy list launch comes just weeks after idcloak released its free web based proxy, which gives access to UK, US and Japanese servers, and just weeks before the forthcoming SSL VPN, a high-performance international anonymity network. “The free services are a valuable precursor to our paid VPN launch, which brings unblocking and anonymity to a whole new level,” says Welles.

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