The foreign Ministry explained its active presence in the forbidden Telegram


Mary Zaharovitch: Alex Maligawa / RIA Novosti

The representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova explained why the Department continues to conduct an official channel in the Telegram after blocking messenger by Roskomnadzor. She told about it in interview to “Kommersant”.

Zakharova said that the ban on the work of the messenger has nothing to do with the channels. She also compared the Telegram with a closed shop.

“Here the court decided to close the store. So? But people continue to come in, and the shop itself is also working. In the court decision it is said that people can’t go and buy something there, if the shop is not closed?” — explained his point of view, the representative of the foreign Ministry.

The speaker also noted that he had ceased to use Telegram because of failures in its work. Instead, Zakharov moved to the “other messenger”, whose name she said.

13 APR Tagansky district court of Moscow has decided to block Telegram. Employees of Roskomnadzor has repeatedly demanded from the developers of instant messenger to provide encryption keys to the FSB could read the correspondence of users, but was refused.

In mid-July Roskomnadzor has sent the operators a warning that told about the possible “reputational and other risks” associated with the conduct of a channel in the Telegram after the official prohibition of the messenger.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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