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The head of Roskomnadzor put forward Pavel Durov ultimatum and threatened to lock Telegram

The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov in an open letter to Paul Durova said about the expiration of the time allotted to the Telegram messenger to respond to a formal request of the Department. In this regard, Zharov said that application in Russia will be blocked if the response from the Telegram will follow.

“Must admit that at the moment all available means of official communication with the command of the messenger Telegram exhausted. Almost every day, Roskomnadzor sends to all available addresses Telegram of letter of explanation requirements of the Russian law, the organizers of the dissemination of information

In the case of an actual refusal to perform the duties of the organizer of information dissemination, Telegram in Russia should be blocked. Until then, until we receive the required information.

The time allotted to Roskomnadzor by law for making the decision expires.

Therefore, I publicly appeal to the command Telegram and personally Pavel Valeryevich Durov: comply with Russian legislation!”, — said Zharov.

According to him, the demands for the service “thing, and it’s simple: fill in the sent profile information about the company that manages the Telegram”. Need to formally submit this form to Roskomnadzor for inclusion of these data in the register of the organizers of disseminating information.

However, until now Roskomnazdor not received from the messenger, no response, said Zharov.

“The inclusion of the messenger in the registry means a Telegram willingness to work according to Russian laws. Current legal status Telegram in Russia will not change. Now, because of the law, not the fact of entering into the relevant register, Telegram needs to perform the duties of the organizer of information dissemination”, — explained the head of Department.

Zharov warned that in case of actual refusal to perform the duties of the organizer of information dissemination Telegram in Russia should be blocked until then, until we required information is received.

June 19, Zharov said he was willing to personally ask Durova and get data from it, to make service in the register of the organizers of disseminating information. Otherwise, the service may be blocked in Russia.

In turn, the administration Telegram announced support for proxy servers for SOCKS5 Protocol in the upcoming update for our Android app. This Protocol will enable Telegram default to forward packets of user data to its servers using proxy servers is to bypass restrictions future. The network has assumed that thus, the administration of the messenger is preparing to bypass potential blocking in Russia.

The state Duma in mid-June approved on first reading a bill banning the anonymity of the messenger. The document requires the services to identify users by phone number.

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