April 18, 2018 13:43
Roskomnadzor chief Zharov: No one negotiated with me replacement of Telegram with another messenger
MOSCOW. April 18 (Interfax) - Chief of Russia's telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov has denied that the blocking of Telegram may be connected to the division of the market to replace this messenger with a different one.
"I have not heard about preferences of the messenger of the Mail.ru company or some others anywhere except on the Internet. No one has conducted any negotiations with me on this matter," Zharov said in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper on Wednesday.
"It is impossible to make users instantly stop using a service to which they are accustomed, for example, Telegram, and suggest that they immediately go to TamTam or somewhere else," he said.
"I think they are talking about TamTam due to some characteristics: one can also create channels there, both messengers' interfaces are undoubtedly similar. And there is only one reason for drawing parallels and creating conspirological theories for the post-Telegram period: Mr. Durov had a relation to both Mail.ru and Telegram. I don't see any other issues here," Zharov said.
av gc ar
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
October 17, 2019
EU countries should take responsibility for their citizens who became terrorists - Lavrov
Russia to help improve Turkey-Syria contacts to make Adana agreement work - Lavrov (Part 2)
Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs could meet again on Karabakh in 2019 - mediators (Part 2)
Ex-Ukrainian Prosecutor General Shokin addresses State Bureau of Investigations on leak of secret information by NABU
Russian military police, armed forces in Syria not yet at campsites where ISIS fighters are kept - Lavrov to Interfax
Russia's invitation to G7 summit in U.S. can be evaluated only after studying it - Peskov
FSB has no conflicts on info sharing with any Internet companies but Telegram - Bortnikov (Part 2)
Russia to help improve Turkey-Syria contacts to make Adana agreement work - Lavrov
Kurdish problem should be settled as part of Syria's territorial integrity through dialogue between Damascus, Kurds - Lavrov to Interfax
U.S. AGREED ON ANKARA'S CONDITIONS, HEAVY WEAPONRY TO BE SEIZED FROM KURDISH YPG UNITS - TURKISH FM
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, WHICH GRANTED ASYLUM TO PEOPLE WHO LATER BECAME TERRORISTS, SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEM - LAVROV TO INTERFAX
LAVROV TO INTERFAX: RUSSIAN MILITARY POLICE, ARMED FORCES IN SYRIA NOT YET AT CAMPSITES WHERE ISIS FIGHTERS ARE KEPT
LAVROV TO INTERFAX: THERE ARE UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT TERRORISTS ARE LEAVING CAMPS IN NORTHEAST SYRIA