Durov explained the importance of the Russian market of Telegram by personal considerations

CC BY 2.0 / TechCrunch / Pavel DurovСоздатель social network Vkontakte and messenger Telegram Pavel Durov. Archival photoDurov explained the importance of the Russian market of Telegram by personal considerationsCC BY 2.0 / TechCrunch / Pavel Durov

The Russian market is a substantial fraction of the user base of Telegram, it is important for personal reasons, said the founder and owner of the messenger, Pavel Durov on his page in social network «Vkontakte». Do you support the decision to block Telegram?

  • Yes, the security of the state above all else
  • No, it’s too hasty decision
  • I don’t care I don’t use it

Results

  • 30.5%

    Yes, the security of the state above all else

  • 48.1%

    No, it’s too hasty decision

  • 21.4%

    I don’t care I don’t use it

All proygressive

On Monday, Roskomnadzor sent to the operators information about restricting access to a Telegram in accordance with the decision of the court. In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, the lock must be completed within 24 hours. Also Roskomnadzor began legally significant correspondence with all the app stores about the removal of Telegram. Durov noted that the Telegram will use built-in methods to bypass locks which don’t require action from users.

«Although the Russian market is a substantial fraction of the user base of Telegram, it is important to us for personal reasons,» — said Durov.

According to him, Russia accounts for about 7% of the user base of Telegram, and even if the messenger will lose the whole market, organic growth of Telegram in other regions to compensate this loss within a few months. «However, for me personally it is important to make sure that we do everything possible for our Russian users», — he wrote in his Telegram channel.

Durov explained the importance of the Russian market of Telegram by personal considerations© RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Podicipedidae

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