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:,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.

  • 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.

  • hello. not really about ingress, but territory. nia has several geo toys, but only ingress has been repressed. Is it correct?

  • I wish NIA never unblock Ingress in Russia. Really from my POV geoblock is a perfect reason to finally drop it. Let's just admit Ingress is bad in canvas of todays gaming reality.

    I've taken all I could from this game. Few anomalies, few global OPS. I've made few videos for my youtube channel about ingress that nobody watch. For now i think that 4 ingress videos is more than ehough! BTW, here they are (may be at least some of u guys here like it):

    The last case I'd like to talk about in this text is that guys like MrMaxim I'd say may be not MrMaxim personally, but other members of SPB Resistance community have always played the game in a dirty non-challenging manner. So I wish that if geoblock will ever be removed SPB resistence could play with themselves til' absolute exhaustion.

  • Protest to your government to stop the invasion then?

  • 5hwed5hwed ✭✭
    edited September 20

    Sounds like sober idea, right? I'd say theres always a choice between 7 years and 15 years to decide.

  • Looks like ure from Taiwan, right? It's so cute. I like Taiwan oolong tea so much. U guys really are pro at teamaking.

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah and today talk of, if you protest, conscription for you. Personally not surprised Russian citizens don't want to become HIMARS meat.

  • 1valdis1valdis ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22

    Let them continue to do nothing then, right. (no)

    Actually you're right, in the part that there's much less chances to survive against AFU than when storming Kremlin :)

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  • 1valdis1valdis ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unlike you, after seeing AA missiles flying over me and explosions from my window, and destroyed buildings in my city, with my own eyes - I'm simply not looking for excuses for them. I don't think if you were me, you would try to find an excuse for them, too. So please stop this. "There could be 10x people protesting, but all of them are busy explaining why it's not possible". Whatever a russian was doing all this time, if they're still paying taxes which go towards financing the army, for me personally they're guilty. If not everything is so clear for you, for me it is, because taxes from every one of them are parts of missiles that fly at me. Don't tell me they don't have a choice, everyone always has a choice, they're making a miserable one. It's never too late to do something right though...

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