August 4, 2020

Pavel Durov urged to unblock Telegram in Russia

06/04/2020

Karolina Salinger

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Pavel Durov urged to unblock Telegram in Russia

The founder of Telegram Pavel Durov supported the initiative of the State Duma deputies to unblock the messenger on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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Durov emphasized that Telegram has improved the mechanisms for combating terrorism while "completely preserving the secrecy of correspondence."

Unlocking the messenger will not only simplify the use of Telegram for 30 million Russians, but will also have a positive effect on the innovative development and national security of the country, he said.

Let us remind you that the bill on canceling the blocking of the messenger on the territory of the Russian Federation was prepared by the deputies Fedot Tumusov and Dmitry Ionin.

Telegram has been formally blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation since April 2018 for refusing to provide the FSB with keys to decrypt user messages.