Greetings,

there is a note online at the Roskomnadzor (the russian agency in
question) web site referring to the block:
http://rkn.gov.ru/news/rsoc/news34253.htm

Mathias

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 5:24 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru> wrote:
> Today, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom,
> Information Technologies and Mass Communications instructed all Russian
> internet providers to block all user access to Wikipedia. All involved
> parties are aware of the development. I am not sure whether only
> ru.wikipedia.org will be blocked, or all WMF projects. In the latter case,
> if you are going to travel to Russia, you will need to gen an IP exempt flag
> in advance in the projects you are going to edit.
>
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
>
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