The Federal security service of Russia has established that the terrorist attack in the subway of Saint-Petersburg in April of this year was prepared using the Telegram. Representatives of law enforcement agencies argue that the terrorists communicated with the curators from abroad with the help of this messenger.
In a press release, the FSB noted that “the most active” cell of the terrorist organizations in Russia use Telegram because it gives you the ability to create secret chats with high level of encryption of the transmitted information.
Moreover, Russian intelligence agencies have “credible information” that the suicide bomber used the messenger to communicate with their foreign collaborators and curators at all stages of preparation for the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro, which killed 16 people.
Last week the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov has threatened to block the Telegram, if the Agency does not will be presented the information for the register of the organizers of disseminating information.
The owner of Telegram Pavel Durov called the threat of blocking “sabotage state interests”, and then Zharov businessman accused of “neutrality against the terrorists who are his messenger.”
Durov, in response to the attacks, called the requirements of Roskomnadzor contrary to the Russian Constitution, and accused Zharova that he does not understand how encrypted communication in 2017. According to the IT entrepreneur, if you struggle with terrorism locks, have to close the entire Internet.