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Russian counterparts to foreign services when blocked

Russian military operation in Ukraine


We are already used to the fact that sometime something can be blocked.
For example, Russia blocked LinkedIn because they collect the data of our citizens and store it on the territory of their country.
And according to the laws of the Russian Federation, servers with Russian data must be located on the territory of Russia.
Russia also blocks many sites that it considers malicious.

Some Western websites are blocking access to Russians because they are afraid of cyberattacks.
And of course, due to military operations in Ukraine, the number of blocked resources is growing.

If you are not satisfied with analogues or have nothing to replace, but really need it, use a VPN.
It's not the best solution, but still.

And it is clear, ideally, it is better not to replace anything.
Plus, not everything is blocked.


Wikipedia
Russian analogue has no analogue at all

Social networks

Facebook
Russian analogue VKontakte, Odnoklassniki
in fact, it will not be possible to quickly replace it, the reason is the contact base. These are different social networks. However, over time, you can get used to it and everything will be fine.

Twitter
Russian analogue Chikchirik
similar in function and not bad, but few people know Chikchirik. So it won't work.

Instagram
Russian analogue Snapster
the replacement is so-so, and of course you will have to look for friends again, if they are there.

TikTok
Chinese, so you won't have to change.

Video hosting

Youtube
Russian analogue Yandex.Video, Video Mail.ru< /a>, Rutube
however, all of our video services are very inferior and are very limited replacements.
I would call the video service on VKontakte the best alternative.

Communication

Gmail
Russian analogue Mail.ru, Yandex.Mail
it's just a matter of habit, and mail is mail. It’s just that you won’t be able to go quickly, whoever tried it knows.
It will take months, or even years, until they stop writing to your old address.
And of course, you need to do some serious work to change the email address everywhere you registered.

Drive.Google, Dropbox
Russian analogue Cloud Mail.ru, Yandex.Disk
the replacement is quite acceptable.

WhatsApp, Skype
Russian analogue ICQ
it will take time for the transition, here you need to go together so that you have someone to communicate with.

Zoom
Russian analogue Sferum
raw replacement.

Media

Spotify, Apple Music Russian analogue Yandex.Music
the replacement is generally acceptable.

Netflix
Russian analogue Kinopoisk, IVI, Okko
the replacement is generally acceptable.

Shopping

Apple Pay, Google Pay
Russian analogue Mir Pay

MasterCard, Visa
analogue of Unionpay, Mir
Chinese Unionpay is still coming to us, it is accepted in 180 countries, and in the country Mir. What to do?

Airbnb
Russian analogue Sutochno.ru
not very comparable, but what is there.

Software

Google Chrome
Russian analogue Yandex Browser
the replacement is quite acceptable.

Google.Docs
Russian analogue Yandex.Documents
the replacement is generally acceptable.

WWW

Google
Russian analogue Yandex.Maps
the replacement is quite acceptable.

Google Maps
Russian analogue Yandex.Maps, DoubleGIS
the replacement is quite acceptable.