Head of Roskomnadzor: Few days left until Telegram blocking in Russia

Head of Roskomnadzor: Few days left until Telegram blocking in Russia
Head of Roskomnadzor Aleksandr Zharov

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.

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