The users in the Crimea because of sanctions blocked access to Steam, the turn – App Store and Google Play




American Valve Corporation, as expected , blocked in the Crimea your Internet service Steam, sells computer games. This was announced by the administrator group Steam in “VKontakte”. Now residents of the peninsula will not be able to buy anything in Steam, but they can be loaded using the service free games. Before 1 February in the Crimea should stop functioning App Store, iTunes, Google Play and other services of American corporations.


The fact that US companies will not be able to provide their services in the Crimea became known on December 19 , when President Barack Obama signed the relevant decree. The embargo also applies to the IT-sector: Internet services, software and more. The sanctions prohibit the export of goods to the Crimea, technologies and products from the United States.

US companies should stop work on the peninsula to 1 February 2015. Steam users have begun to complain about the service lock in the morning on January 16. It is assumed that Valve officially nothing to announce: The company is known for its “unsociable”. Estimated Konchits, Steam service on the peninsula are about 20-30 thousand people. According to the January 1, 2014, in the Crimea and Sevastopol lived 2.3 million people.

Yesterday paid service games were available for purchase, and today they can not buy, quotes RBC user of Steam Dzhankoi Roman baguette. When you try to purchase the game displays a message stating that the purchase is not possible because of the US trade restrictions. The representative of the Valve Corporation did not respond to a request RBC. US companies began to lock users out of the Crimea in December. For example, the Exchange remote developers blocked the account of the Crimean population, based on the information specified in the user profile. To unlock the market demanded evidence that the party does not live on the peninsula.

Game developer Valve Corporation created a service for the exchange, purchase and download Steam games in 2003. At the same time Russian users to access it at the same time with players around the world. Now this service are more than 100 million people worldwide. Steam is available in more than 3,000 products, including popular games Dota 2, Football Manager 2015, the famous shooter Counter-Strike and others.

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