In the Russian Federation providers started to block Wikipedia. Russian version of the online encyclopedia stopped to work on the night of 25 August in some regions of the state.
On the morning of 25 August, the absolute version will be inaccessible to a larger number of users. However mobile Wikipedia while working, because it has different IP address. It is anticipated that in the foreseeable future encyclopedia will be blocked for all the inhabitants of the state.
Previously Roskomnadzor sent to the lock operators the index page of the website of the Russian Wikipedia, which contains information about prohibited drugs", says the release, posted on the website of the Ministry. Because the resource is based on the HTTPS Protocol that does not allow restriction of access to individual pages, the lock will affect all Russian electronic encyclopedia.
Encyclopedia flatly refused to remove the article about drugs, citing the fact that it is based on materials from the website of the UN. As a result of Roskomnadzor on the decision of the court sent to the operators a link to the article to lock. To block a single page was problematic, had to "cover" the entire portal.