Blocked in Russia Telegram: the authorities remembered about ICQ

A Moscow court decided on blocking the messenger Telegram on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Many expected this decision, because the company Telegram never predostavila the Federal security service encryption keys, according to Roskomnadzor, is a violation of Russian law. The user Telegram, in turn, explained that it is technically impossible to do, but apparently, for the court arguments was not enough. Last month the company has already struggled to this procedure was considered unconstitutional, but lost in the Supreme court.

Judge Yuliya Smolina said that this decision may be appealed within 30 days, but it must first be implemented.

Previously, the press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov expressed regret concerning the probable blocking of the messenger. But he stressed that it is a necessary step, to which the authorities will have to go if the wine company is proven.

Today, April 13, Advisor of Vladimir Putin and owner of the Internet company LiveInternet Herman Klimenko reminded the Russians that alternatives to Telegram more than enough – Viber, WhatsApp and even the good old «ICQ» (ICQ). Klymenko added that ICQ is absolutely not inferior to Telegram.

According to the national communications Agency Mediascope, Telegram has more than 9.5 million users in Russia.