According to the Downdetector service, the failure has affected the majority of users from several Russian cities, with 56% of them complaining about a lack of connection, 33% unable to send messages and another 9% experience problems with the status display..
In the meantime, the IP blocking has disrupted the work of many online businesses and apps, including @Microsoft, @Viber, @Spotify and even @odnoklassniki. Moreover, looks like this actually took down the regulator's own website. @Durov — 1, Roskomnazdor — 0. pic.twitter.com/3hOMWa1iQv— Bakhti Nishanov (@b_nishanov) April 17, 2018
According to the service, the failure occurred on Tuesday at about 17:00 Moscow time, but reports of problems had been received the preceding night, as the messenger stopped connecting calls, but the problem was later resolved.
The Downdetector service reports that 55% of users from Russia complain that YouTube has not been functioning, 26% can’t watch the videos and 17% can’t log in.
"YouTube has been having issues since 11:51 EST (18:51 MSK)," a message from the service which tracks the work of popular Internet resources, said.
Previously, users had reported a malfunction in the Twitter network, but by Tuesday evening the company announced it was troubleshooting.