Putin adviser urges Russians to go to the ICQ
Advisor to President Putin on the development of the Internet Herman Klimenko called ICQ best replacement Telegram. According to officials, he himself uses the “ICQ”.
If the messenger of Pavel Durov Telegram block, in Russia there will be any problems, said Klimenko.
“I know that in psychiatry such diseases as “incurable dependence on the Telegram,” no”, – said the presidential adviser. He recalled that in Russia there are more than 30 different instant messengers, so the choice users have. Klimenko noted that he uses to communicate Facebook, Vkontakte and ICQ.
“The most famous of them ICQ. I used Facebook and it is now using “Vkontakte” ICQ”, – he said.
ICQ already prepared for an influx of users in the case of blocking the Telegram in Russia. This was stated by the head of the Department for the Instant Messaging company Mail.ru Group, which owns the ICQ service.
“I can assure you that the capacity is absolutely enough. Because there is a large supply. And we have the lifetime was half a billion users, so this is not a problem for us.”
Earlier, representatives of the Russian Association for electronic communications (RAEC) were of the opinion that completely block Telegram in Russia will not work. In an extreme case, will fail some of the features of the messenger. But you can systematically put pressure on the App Store and Google Play.
However, the developers of Telegram have found a way to bypass the blocking of the messenger of Russia. New version for iOS and Android will support proxy server Protocol SOCKS5. This allows you to forward packets to a default data Telegram to the servers and to avoid blocking.
This week the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov publicly asked the Creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov demanding to include the messenger in the registry of the organizers of the dissemination of information, or services threatens to lock. For failure to provide required information Roskomnadzor earlier blocked BlackBerry Messenger, Imo, Line, Vchat.