Still Love Russia’s SevenTV? Watch its Successor from Anywhere!Last Updated by Gray Williams on May 09, 2019
Semyorka, also known as SevenTV, was a beloved Russian news and entertainment network that ran from 1997-2011 in the Russian Federation. While it went off the air at the end of 2011, it was replaced by the Russian version of the Disney Channel on 1 January, 2012.
The Disney Channel offers something for every audience from the very young with their animated series to older people who enjoy watching movies they knew when they were young. The first program broadcast on the new network was the Russian-language version of Pixar classic Finding Nemo.
For the 20 million-30 million Russian nationals living outside the borders of the Russian Federation, finding quality children’s programming and family movies in Russian can be a tough ask.
Fortunately, there is a simple and completely legal solution for this problem. The answer is to overcome the Russian Disney Channel’s geo-blocking tendencies by using a virtual private network (VPN).
How does a VPN work?
A VPN’s primary function is to grant security and privacy to an Internet connection by using what amounts to a proxy server combined with state-of-the-art encryption technology. A VPN client is downloaded by a user to their computer and a connection is made with a computer in another locale. When activate, a heavily-encrypted connection is opened between the two.
Any data or information passing between the two computers cannot be seen by any third party, legitimate or otherwise. When uploads or requests from the home computer reach the remote one, they are decrypted, assigned a new IP address, and sent on to the website of choice. The website download requested information to the remote server, which encrypts it and passes it along the secure connection to the home computer, which decrypts it.
How to use a VPN to watch DIsney Channel in Russia
What are the best VPNs to use to watch the Disney Channel in Russia?
Different people love different VPNs for different reasons, but it’s hard to not love the effort put forth by NordVPN. Having celebrated its 10th birthday in 2018, NordVPN is better than ever thanks to an enormous expansion of its network of server, which has topped 4,400 spread across 60 countries.
NordVPN is one of the most highly-ranked VPNs for customer service and its speed and security are also top drawer. It employs AES 256-bit encryption and Double VPN tunneling along with a kill switch and IP leak protection. Bypassing geo-blocks is its speciality.
VyprVPN is based out of Switzerland and has very impressive security protocol behind it including zero-knowledge DNS, 256-bit AES encryption, and the ability to interface with multiple encryption protocols including OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec, PPTP, and Chameleon.
Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN is based out of the US, but has strong marks regardless thanks to top-level encryption, DNS leak protection, and a kill switch.
It also has more than 3,000 servers available worldwide spread across 25 countries, can connect up to five devices at one time, and has a low monthly or yearly price tag.