How to watch outside Russia



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

In this guide I’m going to show you how to watch outside Russia from any country in the world.

If you’ve ever visited the website you’ll know that outside of Russia it blocks you from viewing. Rather than seeing whatever show or sport is being shown you just get a blank screen.

There is every reason to want to watch outside Russia and if you’re a sport or Football fan in particular then you’ll love the selection they have available.

Quite often show football matches from competitions like the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League plus others such as the English FA Cup and many more.

The great news is the online stream from is completely free.

The only downside is if you’re not in Russia then it’s blocked but below I’m going to show you how you can avoid those blocks and watch from anywhere in the world.

How to watch outside Russia

If like me you’ve tried to watch something on outside of Russia and you’ve visited the website you’ll know that rather than being able to stream live TV you get an error message in Russian.

I’d love to tell you what the error message says but as I don’t speak Russian I can’t. I’ll sum up that it basically says you’re unable to watch because you’re outside the territory of Russia. You’ll see a screen like the one below:

MatchTV Blocked

When you visit the site the website checks your current location and when it sees that you’re not in Russia it blocks you.

Thankfully there is a really simple tool that will allow you to disguise your online location and virtually reside somewhere else. In this case, Russia.

This tool is called a VPN or using its full name, a Virtual Private Network.

A VPN is basically a service provided by a company that allows you to protect your online privacy and disguise your location. It comes in the form of a small piece of software that you can download for your PC or Mac. They’re also available for mobile and tablet devices too running Android or Apple iOS.

My recommended VPN service is CyberGhost VPN because they’ve got a huge 45-day money back guarantee, but there are others available too which I’ll cover below.

So keep reading below to find out the best place to get yourself a VPN service and how to use it to watch outside Russia.

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Where to get a VPN for outside Russia

These days VPN services are available from thousands of companies. With the primary purpose of a VPN to protect your online privacy and online privacy being a huge concern for many users these days it means the choice of VPN services can be overwhelming.

The first and most important feature to consider is the provider must offer a Russian connection, also known as a Russian Server. This is what will enable you to watch outside Russia, without one you won’t be able to.

The second most important feature to consider is the speed of the service. Streaming video requires good speeds but unfortunately you can’t tell how fast a VPN service is going to be until you’ve signed up.

I’ve been testing a range of providers and unfortunately many do not support Russia but three that do are:

  1. CyberGhostRecommended
  2. VyprVPN
  3. Surfshark

Just click the pink button below to visit my recommended provider and sign up.

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Now read below to find out what you need to do next.

How do I use the VPN service to watch

In this example I’m going to show you how to watch using CyberGhost but the process is exactly the same with other providers, just their app looks a little different.

Basically all you need to do is connect to the Russian server on your VPN service’s app and then visit the website.

Let’s take a look how to do that using CyberGhost VPN.

  1. First visit the CyberGhost website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
  2. Download the Windows or Mac software from the VPN Apps section of their website. Or grab their app from your regular app store by searching ‘CyberGhost VPN’.
  3. Install the app and open it.
  4. Press the More Locations and All Servers, then locate and tap on Russia.
  5. If the app doesn’t automatically connect, press Connect.
CyberGhost VPN connecting to Russia

Unlock MatchTV using CyberGhost.

The CyberGhost app will now make connection to Russia. It should take no more than 15-30 seconds.

Once it shows as connected any websites you visit will now think you’re in Russia and because of this you’ll be able to stream any sport or show from the live stream.

So head over to the Match.TV On Air section and watch what you desire! show a host of sport including Football, Hockey, Basketball, Biathlon, Boxing / MMA, Figure Skating, Fitness, Tennis, Volleyball, Motorsports and more. Enjoy!

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4 Responses

  1. james says:

    PrivateVPN are based in India, that will work, but you still get screens in Russian that I could not navigate

    • Chris says:

      Hi James,

      Thanks for the tip! Many VPNs including the ones we recommend work with MatchTV.

      It’s best to watch using a laptop or computer, that way you can let the web browser translate for you which makes navigating easier.

  2. Georges SERRA says:

    ExpressVPN do not have any server in Russia! Maybe it had, but no longer. Why?

    • Chris says:

      Thanks for pointing that out. It seems since we wrote the article they’ve removed their Russian servers. I’ve done some further tests and updated the recommendations above with VPN services that still work.

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