Russia creates its own TLS certificate authority to bypass sanctions

Russia has formed a domestic trusted TLS certificate authority (CA) to help Russian sites renew their TLS certificates and continue providing services to their visitors.

Before its invasion of Ukraine, websites based in Russia would pay international CAs for the renewal of their TLS certificates. However, since the invasion also resulted in heavy sanctions, signing authorities in these Western countries can no longer accept the payments, and therefore, cannot renew the certificates.

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