Paper VPN opens up the whole internet

Today it’s impossible to have unlimited access to the internet without VPN. It’s like trying to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, travel abroad without a passport, or start a new business without a great team. 

Paper VPN is useful both for those who live in Russia and those who are abroad and need to access Russian websites, as we have servers in both Europe and Russia. Both Russian and foreign cards can be used for payment.

Download Paper VPN. Install it to enjoy scrolling through Instagram, see what’s happening on Facebook, look for jobs on LinkedIn, and read independent media outlets.

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What makes Paper VPN simple and secure?

  • You’re safe with us – we don’t track traffic, nor do we collect or store users’ data.
  • We have three subscription plans: one month, six months or one year. We also offer a large amount of traffic: from 150 to 250 GB per month, depending on your plan.
  • Our VPN is easy to use and install. So even those who aren’t familiar with this technology will be able to get the hang of it quickly.
  • It takes just five minutes to get started on Paper VPN.
  • If something’s not clear, we’ll be there for you! Just let us know at and we will walk you through.

You’ll receive several emails to the address you provide:

  • A receipt, straight after payment
  • An email with a link to install Paper VPN and instructions on how to connect, 10–20 minutes after payment. Please check your Spam folder if you can’t find the email.
  • An email with login details for your account, where you’ll be able to track your payments. We’ll send this to you if you’re a first-time subscriber.

You can connect all your devices to PaperVPN using the same key. The application can be installed on operating systems still supported by their manufacturer.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or via Telegram.


What should I do if my payment doesn’t go through? ↓

Try to pay using one of the below methods:

  • Enter your Russian card details manually, even if they’re saved in your browser and appear automatically.
  • Enter details for a card not saved in your browser.

If you still can’t make the payment, contact us at

How can I connect to Paper VPN after payment? ↓

You’ll receive an email with instructions and a link to connect 15–20 minutes after the payment. Please check your Spam folder if you can’t find the email.

If the link in the email doesn’t work, please, install the Outline application and add an access key there.

1. Download the Outline application for your device:

  • Android (Google Play) — if Google Play doesn’t work, click this link to download the application.
  • iOS (App Store).
  • Windows — download Outline.exe and double click to install.
  • macOS — download Outline.dmg and double click to install. Add Outline to the Applications folder and double click to launch it.

If you use Linux, follow these instructions.

2. Copy the access key. We’ll send it in your welcome email. The application will automatically add the key number from your clipboard to the connection string.

3. Open the Outline application on your device and confirm your access key. If the key hasn’t been loaded automatically, try copying it again.

I already have Paper VPN installed, why isn’t it working? ↓

First of all, try restarting your computer or other device twice. This will fix any one-off errors.

Still not working? You might have used up your traffic allowance. You can check this in your account or via this link.

If the number you see is zero, then you’ve used up all your traffic over the past 30 days. We have a rolling traffic usage system: just wait 24 hours and you’ll have more traffic available again.

To avoid waiting, you can purchase a subscription with more traffic. For example, our six-month and yearly tariffs are 200 and 250 GB for 30 days.

Do you have traffic remaining, but the VPN still isn’t working? Contact our support team:

How is traffic usage regulated? ↓

To calculate your traffic usage, the VPN uses a rolling system, which starts from the second month of your subscription. What does this mean?

In the first month of your subscription, you can use 150, 200 or 250 GB (depending on your tariff) and monitor your remaining traffic in your account on the website. Starting from the second month, your allowance will be increased every day by the amount of traffic you used 31 days ago.

For example:

You purchase a subscription on 1st October. On that day you use 7 GB of traffic, then 5 GB the next day, and 8 GB the day after that. This means that, on top of your remaining traffic, you’ll receive an extra 7 GB on 31st October, an extra 5 GB on 1st November, an extra 8 GB on 2nd November, and so on.

How can I manage my subscription? ↓

In your account on the website. You’ll receive an email with login details after payment. If you’re a member of’s Friends Club or have bought our VPN before, then you’ll already have an account and should know how to access it.

In your account, you can:

  • cancel your VPN subscription
  • check your remaining traffic
  • see the date and amount of your next payment and change your payment method
  • buy new VPN keys

Are there any restrictions on using Paper VPN? ↓

Yes. Unfortunately, even a good VPN won’t let you bypass all restrictions. So, if you purchase a subscription to access Russian servers from abroad, you might not be able to open Kinopoisk or Amediateka.

We’ve also experienced problems with installation on MacOS and Windows: sometimes the application can’t be installed on versions of operating systems that are no longer supported by their manufacturer.

Sometimes the VPN might not work with certain operators or providers – for example, on mobile phone tariffs which offer unlimited data.

If you’ve purchased Paper VPN, but it’s working slowly or not connecting, please write to us at — we’ll solve the problem or cancel your subscription and refund your money.

Who are we?

We’re the team behind the media resource We create quality journalism in Saint Petersburg and Tbilisi, as well as products that help you live in today’s world a little more comfortably.

Why did we launch Paper VPN? ↓

We know from our own experience how important freedom is – freedom of speech, opinions, and information – and we want everyone to be able to access useful resources.

After independent media outlets were blocked en masse in Russia, so was’s website. For us, Paper VPN isn’t just a handy product. It’s what allows us to keep working: your subscription money will help to pay the salaries of employees.

Lots of VPN services are being blocked at the moment. Is there any chance Paper VPN will be blocked too? ↓

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s internet censor, usually blocks large VPN services, so the chances of Paper VPN being banned in the near future are small.

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