U.S. is funding VPNs to fight censorship in Russia

A campaign by the Open Technology Fund is providing free VPN services to people in Russia.

VPNs allow the Russian people to bypass censorship in their country for Information

VPN usage has skyrocketed in Russia since the invasion of Ukraine began.

The OTF estimates that Psiphon and nthLink have provided about four million Russian VPN users

"It's so very important for Russians to be connected to the whole world wide web, to keep resistance going. - Natalia Krapiva, tech legal counsel

Russian VPN users, over a million users per day, now almost reaching 1.5 million.