“Enough to appeal to Durova”: Roskomnadzor urged to block Telegram “without further ADO”
June 23, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov wrote an open letter addressed to Pavel Durov, the administration and the users of Telegram messenger. He demanded from the owner of the Telegram immediately provide company data to the Russian authorities for entry into the register of organisers of dissemination of information as required by law. If this does not happen, the work of the messenger will be blocked in Russia. “Time is running out,” he recalled Zharov.
The founder of the Telegram called the threat of Roskomnadzor paradoxical. According to Durov, lock messenger “part looks like a sabotage state interests”. Explorer Life Viktor Loginov said that the public appeal Roskomnadzor to Durova wrong and urged the Agency to block Telegram in the event of further refusal to comply with Russian legislation.
“Companies operating in Russia must comply with our laws. This is already achieved by Apple, Google and other IT giants. They pay taxes here, at the government’s request to provide data or justify the impossibility of their provision — in General, participate in the dialogue – writes the resource. The same WhatsApp or Viber long ago are in touch with the Roskomnadzor, and it does not prevent them to declare that our messages are encrypted and will not fall into the wrong hands”.
According to Loginov, Pavel Durov “posing as a libertarian, advocating for Ultrasuede and complete rejection of state control.” The founder of the Telegram he calls “a little vain Steve jobs”, believing that such a person will not make concessions to the Russian authorities.
“If Durova had some monetary interest in Russia, have here the Telegram office and receive it there are some real benefits to find contact with him would be much easier. But now Russia for the Telegram not even the largest audience, the country, ahead of Iran and like Uzbekistan, plus Telegram popular in other countries in the Middle East. Well, the film will lose 15-20 percent of its subscriber base, nothing to worry about. But the rise HYIP, but Zharova on the carpet will cause Nikolay Nikiforov (Minister of Telecom and mass communications of the Russian Federation and a big fan of Telegram). Indignant hipsters and other active users that “carts”are”.
The most correct in this situation, not “to keep unnecessary conversations”, and block messenger, sure browser.
“Roskomnadzor, which has long been threatening for a long time Telegram, it is time to move from words to action and block the messenger. Those who need it, lock bypass, and the RCN will prove that before our laws are equal, and Apple, and even a brave uncompromising film. The Durov, in my subjective opinion, in a very short time waiting for sobering stat. With a share in the VC it is because of their priduri parted, parted and Telegram, if you will behave as before. No matter who will help him in this — we, the Americans, or someone else”.
Putin’s adviser on the Internet German Klimenko, by the way, I agree with this approach. Lock Telegram in Russia, he does not consider it fatal, as the competition of messenger, in his opinion, will make even the Russian ICQ.
“My career counselor, as I recall, started with the fact that the question about the Telegram I replied that sooner or later, Pavel Durov will have to obey the laws of the countries in which we operate. And Yes, all market players should be equal in respect of the execution of the laws”, – said Klimenko.