Founder and CEO of Telegram Pavel Durov summed up the results of the first day of blocking the messenger in Russia and announced the creation of the Digital Resistance – a decentralized movement in defense of digital freedoms and progress.
“As the last day showed, in its war on progress, Russia’s supervisory authorities are ready to block millions of IP addresses of cloud hosting, regardless of losses of extraneous projects. In addition, Russian authorities are also struggling with independent proxy / VPN services, many of which stop working (if this happens, disable the proxy in the settings of Telegram and try to find another one), “Durov wrote.
According to him, despite the fact that the Russian market does not constitute a significant share of the Telegram user base, for the company it is “important for personal reasons”.
Also Pavel Durov said that he began to pay bitcoin grants to proxy and VPN administrators.
“During this year, I will be happy to donate millions of dollars of personal funds for these purposes. I urge everyone to join and participate – setting up proxy / vpn servers or financing them, “Durov said.
Recall that the messenger Telegram began to be blocked on the territory of Russia from April 16 by the decision of the Tagansky District Court of Moscow.