Messaging App 'Telegram' Has Been Banned In Russia

Pavel Durov's September 2017 post on Telegram explains why he can't visit Iran and Russia. Source Telegram

On Friday, a Moscow court ruled in favor of the Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor in its bid to block the messaging app.

The instruction was issued by communications regulator Roskomnadzor in response to a district court ruling that Telegram should be restricted after it refused to grant Russian authorities access to its user data.

The legal action against Telegram was requested by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), which had previously asked Telegram CEO Pavel Durov to provide the agency with encryption keys in an effort to deter terror attacks in Russian Federation, since the messenger is believed to be widely used by terrorists.

As well as being popular with journalists and members of Russia's political opposition, Telegram is also used by the Kremlin to communicate with reporters and arrange regular conference calls with President Vladimir Putin's spokesman. Messenger's refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB provoked the trial in the first place.

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Durov who fled the country in 2014 said that the company has "the luxury of not caring about revenue streams or ad sales". "We see the decision to block it as anti-constitutional and will continue to defend Russians" right to private messaging", Durov wrote Monday on the VKontakte social network.

The authorities, including Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), argued that terrorist plot attacks on the app that boasts 200 million users. Iran has also banned the Telegram service although it was later removed on January 13.

Telegram was launched by two brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov back in 2013 and the team is now based in Dubai with an estimated 200 million monthly active users as of March 2018. In June 2017, the Russian media supervision agency, Roskomnadzor warned of an intention to ban the instant messaging app company which it has carried out this month.

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