Contents tagged with Durov

  • Media: Russia decided to block Telegram messenger because of Durov’s plans to launch his own cryptocurrency

    Russia has decided to block Durov’s messenger Telegram in response to founder Pavel Durov’s plans to launch his own cryptocurrency, reports RBC news agency,citing an internal letter of the Federal Security Servicen (FSB).

    “The story is not about terrorism. Pasha Durov decided to become a new Sergei Mavrodi [a Russian financial fraudster],” the letter reads. “After such cryptocurrency is laucnhed in Russia, we would have a completely uncontrolled financial system. It is not Bitcoin for a …

  • Russia to block Telegram messenger service

    Moscow's Tagansky District Court has decided to restrict access to the Internet messenger Telegram on the territory of Russia. The restriction will be enforced until the encryption keys are handed over to the Federal Security Service (FSB), Russian media outlet MediaZona reports.

    Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) will enforce the decision of the court. The ruling of the court can be appealed within a month.

    The …

  • Kremlin: Telegram Messenger has no immunity against Russian laws

    The Telegram Messenger will not have "immunity from Russian laws," as relayed to RIA Novosti by Igor Shchyogolev, an Assistant to the Russian President.

    "The general principle is that when there are laws, they must be implemented," stressed the President’s Assistant in response to a question as to whether Telegram's work in Russia would be stopped. For more detailed information Shchyogolev advised reporters to contact the regulatory authorities.

    In June, the head of Roskomnadzor (Russia’s …