How to Activate Russian Steam CD Keys

If you get ‘sorry this item is not available in your country’ then don’t worry, there is a way to bypass steam region lock. Follow the instructions below carefully and you can have your game fully activated within 5 minutes.

How to activate a Russian Steam CD Key (such as Modern Warfare 3) on Steam:

Welcome to the tutorial. On this page you can find out how to activate the Russian Version of a steam game with ease. The tutorial can be completed within approximately 5 minutes.

We recommend that you watch our Video Tutorial while using the resources below to help you follow the tutorial.

Video Tutorial:

Text Instructions: (Read this in conjunction with the video tutorial)

1: First you will need your CD Key. You can purchase a CD Key for many steam games HERE. After your payment, please collect your purchased activation code on our online delivery system called Autokey, here:

Click here to visit Buy CD Key

2: Now that you’ve got your CD Key, you will need to activate it using a Russian IP Address. You can get a russian IP address using a free and simple tool called a VPN. To get a free russian VPN, first you will need a very small free peice of software that will allow you to connect. The software is called ‘OpenVPN’. You can download OpenVPN by clicking HERE. After downloading, you will need to install the software. Install it as detailed in our Video Tutorial.

3: After installing the software, you will need to get a free VPN service which you can connect to. You will be using a free trial of a VPN service called ‘InCloak’. In order to get your VPN files, you need to do the following:

  • Visit the InCloak website by CLICKING HERE.
  • On the webpage above, enter a valid Email Address (you can use for a quick email address) and press the “Send Me Code” button.
  • In the email they send you, you will be sent a number. (see the video tutorial). Copy this number, and enter it HERE, in the box titled “Get the VPN access“.
  • Click the ‘Connect‘ Button on the website.
  • Select

    Windows (OpenVPN)
    and press next.
  • Select
    compatibility (TCP, most stable connection)
    and press next.
  • Press the Download Config button.
  • You will be prompted to download a zip file. Download this ZIP file and extract it.
  • Open the ‘Windows’ folder from the ZIP file that you just downloaded and copy the config folder into C:\Program Files\OpenVPN (replacing any existing files)

3: Start the OpenVPN software by navigating Start -> All Programs -> OpenVPN -> OpenVPN GUI (run as ADMIN!)

3: In the windows tray at the bottom right corner of the screen, right click the OpenVPN icon, and navigate Russia, Saints-Petersburg (or any other russian server that is listed)
-> Connect

3: After the program connects, the computers in the tray icon will turn Green. Now start steam and log in.

3: After you have logged into Steam, navigate

Games -> Activate a Game on Steam -> Next -> I Agree

4: Enter your product key that you received from Autokey.

4: Press Next

4: Activation done! Now that you have activated your product, you should disconnect from the VPN. To do this, go to the tray icon for OpenVPN in the bottom right corner of your screen, right click it, and press ‘Exit’.

5: All done! You can now begin downloading and playing your game on Steam. You will not need to use a VPN any more! Once activated the game will function in all regions and all languages.

We hope you enjoyed our tutorial and found it helpful. We would really appreciate if you LIKED US ON FACEBOOK. You can also check out some great prices on the latest games at our CD Key Store HERE.

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  • Really helpful! Tried to find a good russian vpn for hours with no luck but this helped a lot! Thanks!

  • Very useful, thanks cjs

  • The idea of this is amazing but I checked and I did everything correctly it would not allow me to add my Rage RU Steam Key. So CJS help me add it onto my account?

  • First guide works perfect no issues.

  • I have hide me russia_moscow thats correct or not?coz i cant download MW3 from steam(difrrent country) but i have connect with Russia_Moscow (must be Russia_server?????)

  • Followed instructions above. All seemed to work well, activation code seems to work, however was told I could not unlock the game as it has not been released yet.

  • When i try to connect, it says: Connecting to Russia, Moscow has failed.
    What to do ?? Please answer FAST.

  • To everyone having trouble with the OpenVPN GUI where Steam still won’t activate your game because you’re in the wrong country, right-click the OpenVPN icon in the lower right, find the server you’re connected to and go “Show Status”
    Make sure that the line C:\Windows\system32\route.exe ADD MASK is followed by OK! and not Failed!
    If it failed, then close OpenVPN, and run as administrator. The problem is Windows won’t let OpenVPN change the subnet mask and IP address because that’s an administrative function. If you’re using Windows Vista or 7, you’ll probably have to run it as administrator so Windows will allow it to change your IP properly.

    • Thanks dude, that fixed the issue for me.

      I’ll repeat what he said: Run OpenVPN as admin, otherwise it doesn’t always work.

  • Worx ! Mw3 16 Euro!

  • Worx fine, awesome

  • Works great … was really helpful … just amazing

  • Key worked eventually but the steam cd key system is slow or bugged so when I tried to enter the key it said its invalid. So had to enter it about 50 times until it worked. Its not cjs fault if the key doesnt work immediately. Be patient about steam activations because sometimes they go right away sometimes it takes time

  • Worked great! Bit of a hassle, but make sure you follow everything exactly.

    Some things you want to double check are:

    -where you past your “config” folder to “C:\Program Files\OpenVPN”
    -For mine it was “C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN”

    -Run Open VPN as admin if you are Vista or above, your comp might block you from fully connecting if not.

    Have fun everyone!

  • Thx man! Just got my Borderlands 2 😀

  • Excellent tutorial, Borderland 2 plus Season pass all for £28. Thanks CJS-CDKeys and thanks for the help installing 🙂

  • I bought a key on a french site and I didn’t care that was a russian key… I thought I could never use this key but with this tutorial I was able to activate it. Thanks a lot 🙂


  • Very Good Tutorial . Worked Prefect 🙂

  • Thank you for this guide and to Twitch for the helpful comment! Make sure you open OPENVPN as an adminstrator – this is mandatory if you want this guide to work!

  • it works! im very pleased with your service.thanks!

  • Just a happy guy

    Thanks man, im kinda scared that i may need to open this shiet each time i play the game but you helped me a lot anyway

  • love u guys thaaaanks