7 Jun 2018 14:20

Kadyrov sees in Putin's words positive signal for future of Telegram in Russia

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - The messenger telegram "will live" now that the issue of the blocking social networking sites was raised during the Q&A session with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.

"All issues are very relevant and important, there was even a question about the blocking of social networking sites. Telegram will live," Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel.

Putin had said, "Security issues are a priority, aren't they? But at the same time, I have worked in the special services myself, and I know that the easiest thing is to ban. It is more difficult to find civilized solutions."

"Therefore, I will encourage my colleagues to take this exact path - namely, that the special services, law enforcement agencies, should use modern methods of fighting crime, including terrorism, without limiting the space of freedom, including the Internet," he said.