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Roskomnadzor has removed the Telegram website from the register of resources prohibited in the Russian Federation

December 6, 2021

Roskomnadzor has excluded the telegram.org website and voyeur telegram, which was previously blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation, from the register of information prohibited in the country.

Earlier on Thursday, this address was still in this registry, and access to the site was limited to telecom operators. At present, the site is accessible from mobile devices and personal computers, Interfax correspondents were convinced.

The Telegram messenger was blocked by the decision of the Tagansky Court of Moscow dated April 13, 2018 in connection with the failure to comply with Russian legislation on the provision of keys by the FSB to decrypt user messages.

Earlier on Thursday, the press service of Roskomnadzor reported that, in agreement with the Prosecutor General’s Office, the department was removing the requirement to block the messenger.

“We appreciate the readiness expressed by the founder of Telegram to counter terrorism and extremism,” the press service said.

The press secretary of the Moscow City Court Ulyana Solopova told Interfax that Roskomnadzor can independently decide on the execution or non-execution of the court decision, which had previously satisfied their claims to block Telegram.

“The court sent documents for the execution of the decision on the satisfied requirements of Roskomnadzor, which in this case was both the plaintiff and the executor of the court decision. or partial execution of the court’s decision, or refusal to execute it, “she said.

In turn, a source in the Russian authorities told Interfax on Thursday that Telegram administrators did not provide the Russian authorities with encryption keys to their resources, but they cooperate on specific requests in the fight against extremism and terrorism.

According to him, “sovereign Runet” will provide additional opportunities in terms of combating terrorist and extremist manifestations.