RUSVPN Review (No Longer Operational)

By Novak Bozovic / April 28, 2022

RUSVPN is no longer operational. More precisely, it has evolved into 'Free VPN Planet,' an all-new VPN service with a slightly different focus - but without major changes to its concept.

With that said, we highly recommend checking our guide to the best VPN services, where you'll find many VPNs that deserve your trust, starting with ExpressVPN.

RUSVPN definitely isn't one of the first VPNs you’ll encounter online. However, this doesn’t automatically mean that you shouldn’t consider using it. You won’t make a mistake by going for one of the worldwide popular VPN brands – but don’t forget that giving a chance to lesser-known VPNs can go a long way. To make sure you don’t jeopardize your data and your private information, we’ll be taking a very close look at this VPN. So, welcome to our hands-on review of RUSVPN.

Without further ado, let’s jump to what you truly want to know. We’ve prepared three tables in this introductory segment, where the first one (found below this paragraph) will explain the basics. We have a series of comparative points, giving you a general idea of what to expect.

Quick Facts
Jurisdiction Dominica (The Commonwealth of Dominica)
Logs Collects anonymized data.
Number of Servers 30 countries, 330+ servers.
Parallel Connections 5
Encryption Standards 2,048-bit SSL; OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, VXLAN.
Speed Reduction 67.3% on average.
P2P Support YES
Live Chat Support YES
Supported Platforms Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Web browsers, and routers.
Price Starts at $2.99/month


One of the reasons why VPNs are so popular is their ability to unblock media streaming services. In case you want to use a VPN to unblock Netflix or any similar service, take a look at the following table.

Media Streaming Support
American Netflix YES
Hulu NO
BBC iPlayer YES
Amazon Prime Video YES (not always).
Kodi YES (not always).

And lastly, we have one more table for those who are in a rush. If you don’t have the time to read this entire review (we did our best to be as comprehensive as possible), here are some of the most prominent pros and cons of RUSVPN.

The Bottom Line
Pros Easy to use; Good for non-demanding users; Strong encryption; No DNS leaks; Works with Netflix.
Cons Overly limited server network; Not for advanced users; Mediocre performance.
The Final Verdict We can recommend RUSVPN only to basic home users who aren’t overly concerned about their anonymity. Those wanting to unblock Netflix US are also a good match for this VPN.
Our Score 6.2/10

That’s it when it comes to our informative introduction. We’re now ready to dive into our full review of RUSVPN, so make sure to stick with us. Let’s get started.

RUSVPN – TechNadu’s Hands-On Review

Our VPN reviews consist of a series of segments, where we inspect various aspects of the VPN in question. We’ll use this approach to testing RUSVPN as well. So, if you want to learn more about how we review VPNs, you’ll find all the information you need by following the provided link.

Background, Jurisdiction & Reputation

RUSVPN Dominica Jurisdiction

RUSVPN comes from the Commonwealth of Dominica - a country that protects your private data and forbids illegal data logging. Our Score: 10/10. 

When starting to research about a certain VPN, first make sure to know its country of origin. That’s because you don’t want a VPN belonging to a country that’s a member of the 14-Eyes Alliance. So, let's see where RUSVPN comes from, and what this means for its subscribers.

Jurisdiction & Applicable Laws

RUSVPN comes from the Commonwealth of Dominica, and it's not by accident that this VPN chose this exotic country to be its base of operations. What's important to be said here is that the Dominican Constitution was written with a prominent emphasis on its citizens' rights to access their personal data. This includes both public and private databases, where the Constitution also addresses the country's citizens' rights to information concerning the purpose and use of their personal data.

In 2013, the country further protected the collection, storage, and safekeeping of personal data via the Protection of Personal Data Act. If you decide to become a RUSVPN subscriber, you'll be protected by this country's laws as it forces data operators to be transparent about what kinds of data are collected. In general, unless you do anything that's considered a criminal offense, no one will be able to access your data.

Previous Data Leaks

RUSVPN seems to be a very young VPN service, being on the market for more than one year now. And even though no data leaks happened (yet), we believe it’s doing its best to protect its users. However, we can’t say whether RUSVPN is a credible and reliable VPN provider simply because it looks like it has a very small user-base, at the moment.

Supported Platforms & Devices

RUSVPN Supported Platforms

RUSVPN covers a nice range of devices and operating systems. However, owners of Android TV and FireOS are left out. Our Score: 7/10.

Before getting a VPN subscription, make sure to know how many devices your subscription will cover. And also, you need to know if all your devices will be covered via native apps.

Platform Compatibility
Desktop Platforms Windows, macOS.
Mobile Platforms Android, iOS.
Web Browsers Chrome, Firefox.
Routers OpenVPN-compatible routers.
Other Devices N/A.

In terms of desktop operating systems, you can install RUSVPN on Windows and macOS. In addition, you can also run it on Linux, where a manual configuration is needed. And when it comes to mobile systems, there are native apps for Android and iOS. Also, it’s interesting to note that RUSVPN is also offering Web browser extensions. However, there are proxy extensions. This means that they can’t be compared to fully-featured VPN applications.

Lastly, since RUSVPN is based on the OpenVPN protocol, you can use it on a wide range of compatible routers. This way, you’ll use only one out of five available slots of your subscription. In other words, installing it on a router might be a bit complicated but it most certainly pays off.

Let’s also not forget to mention that platforms such as FireOS and Android TV are not on the list of supported devices. There might be a chance to sideload RUSVPN’s apps for this purpose, but this can never beat fully-featured native apps.

Installation & Initial Configuration

RUSVPN Installation Wizard

You can install RUSVPN within a few minutes. This applies to desktop and mobile operating systems, so even complete beginners should feel at ease. Our Score: 10/10.

Before you get to use RUSVPN, you need to get a subscription. You get to choose from several pricing plans, and you can pay via numerous payment processors (including anonymous payments as well). Then, proceed to download the application from its website.

RUSVPN Installation Progress

RUSVPN comes in at around 10MB, so it’s very lightweight. Double-click on its icon to initialize the Installer, choose a destination directory, and that’s it. There are no marketing offers or bundled software, which is always a nice thing to see. We’ve tested this application on our Windows 10 PC, where the installation process is incredibly simple.

RUSVPN Login Screen

As noted earlier, RUSVPN is compatible with a nice range of devices. When it comes to smartphones and tablets, you simply download the application from the respective app store. And if you want to install RUSVPN on your router, make sure to consult the official installation instructions. All in all, we feel that even complete beginners won’t have a hard time getting started with this VPN.

Prominent Features

RUSVPN Prominent Features

RUSVPN comes with no surprises. This is a rather basic VPN that falls short when it comes to more advanced features. Our Score: 5/10.

We’ll use this segment to talk about the basic and advanced features of RUSVPN. To get started, we’ve prepared a handy table where you can quickly review what kinds of features to expect.

VPN Features Checklist
DNS Leak Protection YES
IPv6 Leak Protection NO
Kill-Switch YES
Ad-Blocker, Anti-Malware NO
Unlimited Server Switches YES
Unlimited Bandwidth YES
Unlimited Data YES

First of all, DNS leak protection is included along with a built-in kill-switch. This means that third-parties should not see where you come from, and they’ll only see what RUSVPN shows them. And you’re also protected in times when secure connections drop.

When it comes to more advanced protection, you won’t find it here. RUSVPN is among the VPNs that still don’t support IPv6. It can be said that this is still a new protocol, and you’ll get to use IPv4 instead. This isn’t a big issue now but can be a problem in the long-run if you decide to use a long-term plan.

Speaking of advanced features, ad-blocking and split-tunneling can’t be found here either. There aren’t any tools for fighting against malware instead. This tells us that RUSVPN is more of a basic VPN, which should still be enough for average home users.

Server Count

RUSVPN Server Count

RUSVPN comes with 330+ servers – which won't leave more advanced users impressed. Also, it's present in 30 countries only. Our Score: 3/10.

When choosing a VPN, make sure to check out how many servers you’ll get to use. Ideally, you want to have thousands of servers at your disposal.

Server Count Info
Number of Servers 330+
Number of Locations 35+
Number of Countries 30
Specific Cities Selection YES (in some cases).
Unlimited Switching YES

RUSVPN comes with more than 330 secure servers. To put things in perspective, you should know that top-rated VPNs bring between 3,000 and 5,000 servers. This means that you can easily find a VPN with plenty of additional servers at your disposal - but having 330 servers should be sufficient for those without advanced needs.

Also, RUSVPN allows you to connect to specific cities – but only for certain countries. There are multiple server locations in France, Germany, Russia, and the United States.

And finally, you get to switch between servers with no limitations. This means that you can disconnect from one server to connect to another at any moment.

Ease of Use

RUSVPN Server Connected

RUSVPN comes with a simplistic UI, great for first-timers. However, advanced and more experienced users will be left wanting for more. Our Score: 6/10.

Upon launching RUSVPN and logging-in, you’ll see a really simple interface. Almost all of the information you need is present on its home screen, including the status of your connection (protected/unprotected), your IP address, and your recently used VPN server. Of course, this information changes as you start using the application and connecting to various servers.

RUSVPN Server Selection

To pick a new server, you need to click on the name of the recently used server. This will open a new panel with a list of different countries. At the top, you’ll see recommended servers – and this list is based on your actual, physical location. As the list continues, you’ll see all of the available servers, including the name of their home country, location, and its current load. Simply select a server and you’ll return to the home screen. Click on ‘Connect’ to finalize the process.

In case you’d like to dive deeper into what this application offers, you need to visit its settings panel. This is done by clicking on the cogwheel icon, in the top-right corner. You’ll find three tabs here, so let’s see what each of those offers.

RUSVPN Common Settings
RUSVPN Protocols

We believe that you’ll like what RUSVPN offers - if you want something really simple. In case you’re a more advanced user, you’ll be left wanting for more options and a deeper level of customization.

Media Streaming & Torrenting Support

RUSVPN Netflix Access

You can use RUSVPN to unblock Netflix and BBC iPlayer outside of their home countries. Users of Hulu and Prime Video should look for a better alternative. Our Score: 6/10.

During the last couple of years, VPNs have become the most effective tools for unblocking media streaming websites. However, not every VPN will do the job, so let’s take a look at how RUSVPN scores in this aspect.

Media Streaming & Torrenting Support
Netflix US YES
Hulu NO
BBC iPlayer YES
Amazon Prime Video YES/NO
Torrenting (P2P) YES

When it comes to media streaming, many of you will want to know if RUSVPN works with Netflix? Well, you’ll be happy to know that it does! There are 4 server locations in the USA, and only one works with the world’s most popular media streaming service. In addition, you can also unblock BBC iPlayer by connecting to a single UK location on offer.

Sadly, Hulu and Amazon Prime users are out of luck. Hulu is known for having rigorous anti-VPN measures, so it’s not surprising to see that RUSVPN can’t unblock this service. And even though you get to open Amazon Prime, unblocking it from abroad brings a half-baked experience. Sometimes it will work, but you’ll experience less than stellar performance.

Finally, let’s not forget about torrenting. RUSVPN makes no mention of P2P users on its official website, so we believe that it doesn’t block P2P traffic. However, we warmly recommend you stick to legal torrents only to avoid any legal troubles.

Security & Privacy

RUSVPN Privacy Policy

RUSVPN uses a high level of encryption along with capable VPN protocols. It doesn’t collect your personal data and it doesn’t leak any information. Our Score: 10/10.

We want to make sure that RUSVPN can safeguard your identity online. That’s why we’ll be checking its privacy policy, encryption levels, and whether it leaks any information in real-time. So, let’s begin.

Supported Encryption Protocols

In general, top-rated VPNs currently use AES-256 encryption. However, RUSVPN is taking a different approach by sticking to 2048-bit SSL. This kind of encryption certificate is actually an asymmetrical key pair, where we have one key to encryption data (your own certificate) and another key to decrypt data (usually stored on the server). You’ll see many discussions about whether 2048-bit SSL keys are strong enough and whether another type of encryption is better. Still, keep in mind that even if your data is obtained by a third-party, it will take numerous lifetimes to be decrypted.

And when it comes to available protocols, you can count on OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP – depending on which platform you use. In general, OpenVPN is considered to be the industry standard, with no known vulnerabilities.

Logging Policy

RUSVPN makes a clear statement on its website that it ‘doesn’t keep any logs of VPN usage’. To help you stay as anonymous as possible, you can use an anonymous payment method when signing up, and you can use a ‘fake’ email address (that you still have access to, nonetheless). In theory, this means that RUSVPN can really make sure that you disappear on the Web, which sounds like an ideal case scenario.

As noted in their Privacy Policy, this VPN runs a non-permanent connection log each time you use it. This means that certain types of data are collected, such as internal IP assignment (private IP addresses) which are removed every few hours. RUSVPN also collects records of the monthly traffic volume to ‘ensure appropriate services and high quality of service’.

In general, we don’t have a problem with RUSVPN’s Privacy Policy. However, it could be somewhat more transparent. And of course, what it really needs is an independent audit.

DNS Leak Test


As you can see in the image above, no DNS leaks were detected. This means that RUSVPN is capable of preserving your data and hiding your true IP address along with information related to your physical location. We’ve tested numerous servers for DNS leaks, and managed to get stellar results each time.

Speed & Performance

RUSVPN Netflix Streaming

RUSVPN performs good - as long as you're connected to a nearby server (if there's even such an option for you). In our experience, remote servers can practically bring your Web connection to a halt. Our Score: 3.5/10.

You can expect a certain level of throttling no matter which VPN you pick. To see what kind of performance you can expect out of RUSVPN, we’ve done several speed tests. Take a look.

Baseline Speed RUSVPN Testing
Our baseline data.

First, we start by testing the speed of our Web connection, to establish some baseline data. Then, we’ll add RUSVPN to this equation. As you can see, we received 146.79 Mbps for downloads and 9.77 Mbps for uploads. Now, let’s launch the VPN and see how it performs.

Bulgaria RUSVPN Server Testing
The performance of a nearby server.

We’ve first connected to a VPN server in a nearby country, based on RUSVPN’s list of recommended servers. We’re located in Europe, so there are several choices available. Once connected to a Bulgarian server, we received 137.52 Mbps for downloads and 9.16 Mbps for uploads. When it comes to the first impression, it's all good.

USA Florida RUSVPN Server Testing
The performance of a remote server (Florida).

Then, we connected to a server in Florida (the USA). As you can see from the screenshot above, our Web connection was severely limited. In fact, it was affected in such a way that we weren't able to browse the Web. After thinking that this must have been a temporary problem, we also checked another USA-based server.

USA New York RUSVPN Server Testing
The performance of a remote server (New York).

Once connected to a server in New York, the result improved - but not by much. In terms of using a highly remote server - RUSVPN was one of the worst experienced we had (and we tested dozens of VPNs so far).

  Download Speed Upload Speed Speed Reduction
Baseline Speed 146.79 Mbps 9.77 Mbps 0%
Nearby Server 137.52 Mbps 9.16 Mbps 6.3%
Remote Server 1 0.63 Mbps 0.36 Mbps 99.5%
Remote Server 2 5.59 Mbps 8.31 Mbps 96.1%

On average, RUSVPN slowed us down by 67.3% on average. However, the real problem here is this VPN's unpredictability. In our case, we had plenty of luck with using a nearby server - but the same can't be said about this VPN's remote servers.

Customer Support

RUSVPN Support

RUSVPN offers several support channels. However, being a subscriber to this VPN, you're either left to search for answers on your own - or talk to this VPN's customer support team (which can be a frustrating experience). Our Score: 4/10.

At the moment, RUSVPN allows you to call its support team via telephone, send an email, or you can rely on live-chat to resolve your questions. Here’s a brief overview.


RUSVPN brings an attractive price – but only in its long-term plans. Also, it comes with a very limiting refund policy (limited to 500 MB of bandwidth). Our Score: 4/10.

Finally, let’s see how much this VPN costs. There are three subscription plans available (where their price and their duration are the only difference), as you can see from the table below.

  Total Price Per Month Savings
1 Month $9.99 $9.99 0%
1 Year $59.88 $4.99 50%
3 Years $107.64 $2.99 70%

If you decide to pay monthly, you can get RUSVPN for $9.99 per month. However, for that price, we believe that you can find a better deal out there. Still, what’s interesting is this VPN’s long-term plan, which allows you to save up to 70%.

We recommend you subscribe to RUSVPN by going for its 12-month plan, which brings the price down to $4.99 per month (or $59.88 per year). And if you're not afraid to invest in this VPN in the long term, its 3-year plan brings the price down to $2.99 per month (which means that you can save 70%).

Among other information, there are numerous payment methods available. You can pay via credit cards, PayPal, Web Money, Qiwi, Bitcoin, and in many other ways. When it comes to RUSVPN’s refund policy, please note that you’re eligible for a full refund only if you haven’t used more than 500 MB of bandwidth. We have to note that this isn’t the most user-friendly policy out there.

Do We Recommend RUSVPN?

The truth is that RUSVPN does have some issues. It comes with a relatively small server network, it can be overly simple for advanced users, there are quirks with its UI, and more. However, in its essence, this is a reliable and capable VPN service that can protect your online data.

If you think this VPN could be a good fit for your needs, make sure to check out RUSVPN for yourself. You can find more information on its official website, which can help you make up your mind whether you’d like to invest in its subscription or perhaps search for alternatives.

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Review Summary

RUSVPN seems like a capable and user-friendly VPN – until you start to go beneath the surface. It comes with many limitations that are characteristic of newly released VPNs, and we can only hope to see these resolved and ironed out in the future.

Overall Score
Background, Jurisdiction & Reputation
Supported Platforms & Devices
Installation & Initial Configuration
Prominent Features
Server Count
Ease of Use
Media Streaming & Torrenting Support
Security & Privacy
Speed & Performance
Customer Support

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