We have a lot to be grateful for in free countries. Certainly the ability to share ideas in a mostly (still can't beat the p0rn filter just because it's a challenge!) open forum on a open network for us information junkies is huge. Many of us make our living or enhance our capabilities directly by the availability and truthfulness of information that we access.
Russia must be having a bad hair day because they recently published an edict requiring compliance for the VPN operators or loose your communications and probably more.
The response from different companies is very interesting,. There are those that basically thumbed their collective noses at Russia for this demand. Then there are others that will comply fully and then there are those who will play nice but still offer alternatives to their client base.
If it was my company, because no one can tell me what to do-just ask Mrs. Fly, I wouldn't comply. How does this fall in your nature? Would you change your business model?