The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov in an interview with the radio station “Says Moscow” said that he installed himself ICQ. He explained that he was trying to use this messenger as an alternative to Telegram.
To block Telegram in Russia today, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow decided in connection with the denial of the messenger to transfer the FSB encryption keys to the users’ correspondence. Roskomnadzor will begin blocking the messenger from April 16, a source familiar with the agency’s decision told Interfax.
Earlier, presidential adviser on the Internet Herman Klimenko urged users to switch from Telegram to ICQ.