MOSCOW, June 18 (RAPSI) – Russia’s communications agency Roskomnadzor lifted restriction of access to Telegram messenger on Thursday, RAPSI was told in the watchdog’s press office.
The watchdog appreciated the readiness voiced by Telegram founder Pavel Durov to combat terrorism and extremism. The blocking order was reversed by agreement with the Prosecutor General’s Office, the statement reads.
Roskomnadzor in turn announced its willingness to cooperate with all Internet companies to effectively prevent distribution of terrorist and extremist information, child porno, suicide and drug propaganda, the statement reads.
Moscow’s Tagansky District Court ordered restriction of access to Telegram in Russia on April 13, 2018. The court tasked Roskomnadzor with putting a stop to sending and receiving messages in Telegram until the messenger fulfills its obligations by providing deciphering keys. The ruling was repeatedly challenged but unsuccessfully and came into force.