In the Kremlin commented on the possible Telegram lock
MOSCOW, June 26 — RIA Novosti. It is possible to block Telegram is not a question of the Kremlin, if this messenger is blocked, the press service goes to the other, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“It’s not our problem. You know, that (the head of Roskomnadzor — ed.) Zharov’s doing it, and this question, in fact, respect those norms that are attributed to our current legislation. If the services of this messenger are not available, then move on to another view which will be more convenient. In this case there is also a competition, i.e. there is a choice,” said Sands, answering the question of what a press-service of the Kremlin uses this messenger and what the messenger it will go in the case of blocking the Telegram.
On question whether to agree with Peskov saying the Creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov, the requirement of Roskomnadzor violates article 23 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation on the secrecy of correspondence, the press Secretary said, “It’s not our problem”.
The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov had earlier called for a command Telegram and personally by the Creator of the messenger of Pavel Durov to fulfill the Russian legislation, giving the Department information for inclusion in the register of the organizers of disseminating information. Zharov noted that time to meet the requirements of the office is a bit. In case of further neglect, the messenger will be blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Durov said in response that blocking this neutral to Russia service is not in the interests of the country, as other messengers like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger is controlled by the United States. He explained that now the exchange of classified information is built in the terminal encryption, to which the owners of the messengers, there can be keys to decrypt these keys only on devices of the users.
Durov added that “the potential Telegram lock does not complicate the task of terrorists and drug dealers — they are going to keep dozens of other messengers built in the terminal encoding (+VPN)”.
In his words, “to defeat terrorism through blocking need to block the Internet”.