The preparation of a terrorist act in the subway of Saint Petersburg was carried out using Telegram. On Monday, June 26, reports TASS with reference to the statement of the FSB.
According to authorities, a suicide bomber used the messenger to communicate with foreign supervisors to cover “their criminal plans at all stages of organization and preparation of a terrorist act”.
The FSB also said that members of international terrorist organizations polls use instant messengers to contact with curators from abroad. “The most active members of international terrorist organizations on the territory of the Russian Federation is the messenger Telegram, giving the terrorists the ability to create secret chats with high level of encryption of information transmitted”, — added in Department.
April 3 at the train station of St. Petersburg, EN route from “Sennaya square” to the “Technological Institute”, worked the explosive device. The explosion killed 16 people, injured about 50. Another explosion at the station “Ploschad Vosstaniya”, failed to prevent. In fact the incident a criminal case under article “Terrorist act”. According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, a bomb detonated by a 22-year-old native of Kyrgyzstan Akbarjon Jalilov, who received Russian citizenship.
From mid-may in Russia actively discussed the possible lock Telegram. Roskomnadzor seeks from the administration of the messenger providing the data necessary for inclusion in the register of the organizers of disseminating information. In the company of this request ignored. 26 Jun service founder Pavel Durov stated that the requirement is contrary to the Constitution, and “demonstrates awareness of the encrypted communication in 2017”.
“To defeat terrorism through blocking, need to block the Internet,” — said Durov.