The founder of the popular Telegram messenger Pavel Durov supported the idea of unblocking the service in Russia, which was introduced in April by State Duma deputies Fedot Tumusov and Dmitry Ionin.
On his Telegram channel, Durov published a note. In it, he noted, among other things, that Telegram has 30 million users in Russia.
According to Durov, unlocking would not only allow Russians Telegram users with great comfort, but also “could have a positive impact on the innovative development and national security of the country.” Durov specified:
In April, Durov said that the international audience of Telegram grew by 100 million over the year, reaching 400 million users.
Recall that the decision to block Telegram in Russia was made in April 2018, however, everyone who wants to continue to use the messenger.