The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia has prepared a list of domestic analogues of foreign sites and applications from 15 categories, the press service of the department told RIA Novosti.
"The Ministry of Digital Transformation sends a list of recommended Russian services and IT solutions that can be used instead of foreign analogues," the statement says.
The list included social networks and instant messengers, educational resources, document editors, video conferencing programs, accommodation booking services, air tickets and electronic communication platforms.
The ministry notes that most of the portals were a priority for the Russians even before the restrictions, and the blocking of foreign platforms will only help increase the audience and expand their functionality.
According to the list, Russians are invited to use social networks and instant messengers VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, YARUS, TamTam, My World, ICQ, Telegram, Yappy and Frisbee. As mail services, "Mail.ru Mail" and "My office mail", "Yandex.Mail" and Tegu are suitable. Instead of Zoom, Zello, and Discord, you can use Sferum, Mail.ru Video Calls, VK Video Calls, and Yandex.Telebridge services to organize video conferences, and My Office, P7- Office" and "Yandex 360".
In February and March, some foreign IT companies announced their decision to leave the Russian market, after which their services became inaccessible to residents of the country. In addition, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow in March banned Facebook* and Instagram* in Russia for extremist activities. At the meeting, a representative of the Prosecutor General's Office that filed a lawsuit noted that Russian users of these social networks would not be punished for bypassing blocking.
In addition, on Thursday, Roskomnadzor announced that Google had been banned from distributing advertising for the company and its information resources, as well as informing search engines of Internet users about a violation of Russian law by a foreign person. According to the report, the measures will be in effect until the company eliminates violations.
* The activity of Meta (social networks Facebook and Instagram) is banned in Russia as extremist.