Majestic, the link intelligence data tool, is withdrawing from the Russian market effective immediately. They will no longer provide link intelligence data for customer located in Russia.
In a statement published on their blog, they said that “We anticipate the impact of regulatory changes will result in Majestic no longer being a viable service for the majority of SEO’s and digital marketing professionals in Russia.”
When you go to the Russian version of Majestic, located at ru.majestic.com, Majestic has a statement (which I’ve screen captured at the top of this post. I used Google Translate to translate this statement from Russian into English:
Important notice regarding the provision of services to customers in Russia:
In connection with the war in Ukraine, the governments of Russia, the EU, the UK and the US introduced a number of regulatory changes.
Information for our clients in Russia or individuals who use Russian banks to receive payment: We expect that as a result of changes in the international banking system, our bank will be forced to decline regular payments under tariff plans. Payments for new subscriptions are also likely to be rejected.
We will not be able to provide the service to people who have already subscribed if the payment is declined. If you are going to subscribe, we will not be able to accept your order.
As a result, our marketing activities in Russia will be terminated. The Russian version of the Majestic website located at ru.majestic.com will be deactivated.
We acknowledge that the ru.majestic.com subdomain has been a valuable resource for the Russian speaking population around the world and we apologize for the inconvenience this decision may have caused.
The Majestic.com website is still available at: https://majestic.com in various languages.