No ban for Telegram: Roskomnadzor listed messenger on register
Earlier, founder of Telegram Pavel Durov announced his consent to use registration data company.
Roskomnadzor (Russian Communications Watchdog) included Telegram in the list of organizers of the information dissemination. Earlier, founder of Telegram Pavel Durov announced his consent to use the registration data of the company by the agency. Later, the messenger provided all the data required by law for entry into the register.
The dispute between Head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov and Pavel Durov began on June 23. Then Mr. Zharov appealed to Pavel Durov with an open letter, in which he asked for information to be included in the register of information dissemination organizers. Mr. Durov warned that the blocking of Telegram in Russia threatens with data transfer to servers of American services.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.