Head of Roskomnadzor: Few days left until Telegram blocking in Russia
The blocking of Telegram messenger in Russia is only days away. Head of Roskomnadzor Aleksandr Zharov announced this on the NTV channel. However, he noted that it would not happen “as soon as tomorrow.”
“We use the last opportunity of communication and dialogue. I can’t say that we are ready and will block Telegram as soon as tomorrow, but I hereby repeat that time is limited, the blocking is only days away. We’ll wait for Pavel Durov's reply,” TASS cites Zharov’s words.
Let us recall that June 23, the head of Roskomnadzor threatened to block Telegram in an open letter to the messenger’s administration, noting that “the time, allotted by Roscomnadzor for acceptance of the decision on blocking, expires.”
Zharov has personally warned Pavel Durov, the administration of Telegram, and its users about the messenger getting blocked if the company refuses to comply with the Russian law.Roskomnadzor has the only requirement, that is, for the messenger to comply with the Russian law. To do this, according to Zharov, the messenger administration needs to fill out the questionnaire with information about Telegram’s managing company and officially refer to Roskomnadzor to include these details in the register of information dissemination organizers. However, Telegram has yet to reply to the numerous appeals of Roskomnadzor.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?
According to the head of the state-owned company, the Russian business “rebuilt the country,” “restored the collapsed Soviet enterprises,” “returned the salary to the people,” “filled the budget with money.”