In turn, the creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov, congratulated the Russians on May 9 and recalled that the history of ancestors teaches to fight to the finish
The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov admitted that he continues to use Telegram, which from mid-April was nominally blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation, including the efforts of Roskomnadzor.
A statement by a high-ranking official was made during the Victory Day parade in Red Square, during a conversation with the editor-in-chief of the radio "Says Moscow" Sergei Dorenko. He asked Zharov whether he could write messages to Telegram when necessary. Zharov replied: "It’s easy", the website of the radio station reports.
Telegram was banned for use on the territory of the Russian Federation on April 13. The corresponding decision was made by Tagansky court of Moscow from the FSB. On April 16, Roskomnadzor started blocking the service, but it became clear that Telegram uses a lot of proxy servers and has built-in means of circumvention of locks. In unsuccessful attempts to "banish" its supervisory agency, closed access to 20 million ip-addresses, which is not related to Telegram.
In the fact that he continues to use the disgraced messenger. On April 26, when answering a question from journalists about the blocking of the service, he said that Telegram continues to work for him. "There is nothing like that in this," he stated.
As for the Telegram management, on Wednesday, May 9, the founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov, congratulated the Russians on Victory Day and said that the company’s lawyers appealed against the court order on blocking the program. Also the programmer promised that the struggle for telegram in Russia will continue, because "the history of our ancestors teaches us to fight to the finish."