The official website of the Kremlin, the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin, kremlin.ru, was down on Saturday, following reports of cyberattacks on various other Russian government and state media websites.
The Russian Government’s portal, with all ministries, is running slow and is partly down.
Anonymous explains in its Twitter feed that it is not the Russian people that are targeted.
First down in the internet attack, said to be a response to the Ukraine War, was the Kremlin-backed TV channel RT.com.
The news site is directed to audiences outside Russia by broadcasting in English, Spanish, German, French, and Arabic via its internet portals. The RT is considered a major propaganda channel for the Putin regime.
Since Friday afternoon, also the portal of Russia’s Defense Ministry has been down, returning the 418 HTTP error code. Such error response is the indication for the server “is permanent, a Teapot.”