Geoblock in Russia seems to have "leaks"

As Russia and Belarus should be blocked from Niantic games, today an agent MrMaxim was playing at the island of Kotlin near St. Peterburg.

Intel map link: https://intel.ingress.com/?ll=60.029388,29.75338&z=7&pll=60.029388,29.75338

The boundaries of Russia are quite far off from Kotlin. See attached image:


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  • Playing in Russia does not violate any ToS rules.

    However playing in Ukrain does as it's cleraly unsafe

  • Discrimination is the act of making unjustified distinctions between people based on the groups, classes, or other categories to which they belong or are perceived to belong. People may be discriminated on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, disability or **** orientation, as well as other categories. Discrimination especially occurs when individuals or groups are unfairly treated in a way which is worse than other people are treated, on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in certain groups or social categories. It involves restricting members of one group from opportunities or privileges that are available to members of another group.

  • For clarity. I feel discriminated against: I can't get a work visa, I can't send my child to Europe for treatment, I can't continue to work for an international company. I am even deprived of this walking anti-stress game. When asked why - "because you are Russian."

    As a result, I am forced to live in Russia, I am forced to pay taxes here and provide very qualified engineering services to this particular regime. But I do not support my government, I have a lot of illegal fines for the peaceful expression of this opinion. If I find myself in the police base again, then my child will be taken away by the guardianship authorities. Yes, in Russia parents are deprived of parental rights for refusing to be faithful.

    I became a hostage of the regime on the one hand and unjustified discrimination on the other.

    Tell me, smart man, what options do I have?

  • This is not something Niantic can fix. This is a video game for entertainment, not a geopolitical policy maker.

  • ForzaComoForzaComo ✭✭✭

    I am bumping this up as the original issue has not been addressed after 2,5 months of waiting.

    There are still a lot of areas, mostly islands, which are not within the geoblocked area of Russia. It seems that the boundary of the Russian geoblock was drawn following the coast line instead of actual border on the sea.

    Also, there are rumors that some portals located in Finland, near the Russian border, are still geoblocked. What would be a proper way to ask for "ungeoblocking" those cells?

    Some kind of a response from Ingress officials @NianticCasey @NianticVK @NianticThia would be appreciated.

    And please anyone else, keep the thread free from unrelated chatter.

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