Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads blocked in Russia


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People in Russia can no longer download Windows 10 and Windows 11 ISOs and installation tools from Microsoft, with no reason for the block provided by the company.
Russia's TASS news agency first reported this problem over the weekend, and the news quickly spread on Twitter.
Using a VPN server located in Russia, BleepingComputer has confirmed that attempting to download the Windows 10 Update Assistant, the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, and the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, Russian users are shown a message stating, "404 - File or Directory not found."
When attempting to download Windows 10 and Windows 11 ISOs, users are shown an error stating, "There was a problem with your request,"
Multiple people physically located in Russia have also confirmed with BleepingComputer that they cannot download Windows media. However, they said that once they connected to a VPN server outside of Russia, they could download the files from Microsoft again.

I guess a whole bunch of people in Russia will be switching to Linux if Microsoft keeps this up