Maria Zakharova invited to register popular channels in the Telegram

Maria Zakharova invited to register popular channels in the Telegram

Moscow. April 17. INTERFAX.RU Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova issued against the closure of Telegram messenger and offered to register large channels in it.

“I repeat that I am against closing (the messenger) and the more so, as it is carried out without a detailed explanation of what happens, and motivation,” said Zakharov on the TV channel “Rain”.

The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry said that if the Telegram “getting by and large is not the channel of interpersonal communication and mass media, and as long as there are 100-200 thousand subscribers, as it is, they should be registered.”

Zakharov noted that the foreign Ministry had two channels in the Telegram — in Russian and English languages, “which was enough subscribers, and they were interesting.”

“We just moved them to another platform, and Viber, but we really want to get instructions from Roskomnadzor, how we get on with these Telegram-channels”, — said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.

To the question, did it fully from the use of Telegram or uses VPN, Zakharova said, “No, I VPN on the territory of the Russian Federation do not use”.

On the eve of Roskomnadzor in the court started blocking messenger Telegram. On Monday evening the head of Department Alexander Zharov said that it was blocked nine thousand private IP addresses of the messenger, and nearly 600 thousand IP addresses from the Amazon, where the migrated Telegram. In this regard, the difficulties in the work reported a number of third-party services and sites, including Viber messenger and social network “Schoolmates”.