The website of the Free Buryatia Foundation was blocked in Russia. He helps those who refuse to fight in Ukraine to return home

The website of the Free Buryatia Foundation, which helps contract soldiers who refused to fight in Ukraine to terminate their contracts and return home, was blocked in Russia at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office. It won't open even with a VPN, but a copy remains in Google's cache.

Thanks to the Free Buryatia Foundation, about 500 Buryat contract soldiers who refused to fight in Ukraine have been able to terminate the contract and return home. Another group of 150 people arrived in the Republic on July 9. According to the head of the Fund, Alexandra Garmazhapova, the Fund receives more and more requests for help from the military every day.

She recalled that a week ago, an appeal was published by the wives of servicemen from Buryatia, who asked to replace their husbands with other men and return them to their homeland. In fact, their husbands were already returning home, but at the time of the publication of the appeal they were turned around, some had to jump out of their bus on the move.

After the start of the war in Ukraine, Roskomnadzor blocked the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as the websites of most independent publications, including The Insider, Radio Liberty, Current Time, Krym.Realii, Voice of America, New Times,, DOXA, Ekho Moskvy, Dozhd, Meduza, BBC Russian Service, Deutsche Welle and others. In early June, it became known that Russia was taking measures to limit the operation of VPN services, as the means of bypassing blocking were recognized as a threat. In addition, articles about the “danger” of VPN services appear in the pro-state media, and mobile and some wireline providers are engaged in traffic spoofing to promote war materials.

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