Key Dates for RUS/UKR Connectivity


02:50 GMT, Ukrainian ISP Triolan outage


Roskomnadzor begins throttling Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, YouTube.


Ukraine blackout in Sumy Oblast


17:00 GMT, Cogent starts cutting off Russia, some to linger “up to several days”

20:00 GMT, Roskomnadzor full block of Twitter, Facebook in Russia.


Rumors that Russian sovereign hosting will be required by March 11. (or by March 15).

Netflix and TikTok stop Russian services.


Lumen either stops accepting new customers in Russia, or starts to disconnect existing customers as per Cognet. Current state of play with Cognet and Lumen. Remaining backbone carriers are Vodafone, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Arelion (nee Telia).

Amazon Web Services (AWS) stops accepting new customers in Russia and Belarus.

The New York Times pulls staff from Russia.

Ubisoft, EA, Epic, Microsoft and others in the gaming industry cut off Russia.


Major UKR connectivity issues.

Anonymous hacks Roscomnadzor


Instagram “limited” in Russia.

Major UKR connectivity issues.

Spider Man: No Way Home leaked.

YouTube starts to prohibit Russian state media.


Instagram blocked in Russia.


BBC blocked in Russia.

Putin “Fifth Column” speech. Russian society needed a “self-purification” in which people would “distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors and simply spit them out like a fly that accidentally flew into their mouths.”


Anonymous hacks Rosatom.

Putin “Cancel Culture” speech.


Anonymous hacks Central Bank of Russia.


Russian universities to move all their Youtube content onto Russian social media platform VK Video and RuTube by April 4.

Anonymous hacks Mosekspertiza, Russian Orthodox Church’s charitable wing. Yesterday hacked Marathon Group, Thozis Corp, MashOil.


Anonymous hacks VGTRK.

Russia threatends Wikipedia with fines for “unreliable socially significant information.


US AG announces disruption of Russian bot network.


RT genocidal language concern, “no civilisationial substance of its own” comment.

Anonymous hacks Forest, Aerogas, Petrofort.

Meta reports on social-media hacking.


Roskomnadzor requests Duma broadcasts resume on YouTube.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, plus 11 other international human rights organizations had licensece revoked and offices/physical locations inside Russia closed.


Hackers Claim to Target Russian Institutions in Barrage of Cyberattacks and Leaks, NYT

Russia Is Losing a War Against Hackers Stealing Huge Amounts of Data, The Intercept