The Kremlin has taken note of and the decision on unblocking Roskomnadzor Telegram, and the reasoning of the decision. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
Minister arguments were regarded as exhaustive. Roskomnadzor positive assessment expressed by the founder Pavel Durov Telegram readiness to counter terrorism and extremism. Therefore, in consultation with the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation it was decided to remove the requirement to restrict access to the messenger in the country.
It is noteworthy that with the decision of the Tagansky District Court of Moscow of blocking Telegram still remains in force. As reported in the press service of the court, so far no application for annulment has been received the decision about blocking.
Note, last week a bill to unlock Telegram was introduced to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. In the explanatory memorandum to the bill authors of the initiative indicated that the Russian state agencies use the Telegram as "one of its major information resources." With the help of messenger agencies including talk about the government response to the epidemic coronavirus, which means that "designated service fulfills an important social function."