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Roskomnadzor: Amazon, Google can face issue of work in Russia due to Telegram

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zharov claimed that 20 subnets are used to bypass the blocking and the total number of the IP addresses is more than 10 million
18:40, 18 April 2018

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Aleksandr Zharov claimed that Google and Amazon 'basically consider the issue of their further work in the territory of Russia'. He claimed this commenting the blocking of Telegram as Izvestia reported.

'All our actions toward the blocking of the subnets were accompanied by the texting with the administration of these American companies. It is necessary to understand that the time factor was important: when we have a day, there is a night. However, the most important thing is the presence of the communication. We count that business is initial for Amazon and Google, not the political motives', Zharov emphasized.

Related: Russians to switch to WhatsApp and Facebook due to Telegram blocking

According to him, 20 subnets are used to bypass the blocking and the total number of the IP addresses is more than 10 million.

He also claimed that the blocking issue is a serious challenge for Amazon and Google.

'If we consider the set of the IP addressed, 6 millions of Amazon IP is almost the half of the present. Totally, there are 13 millions of them. The main business for Amazon is the provision of the hostings and it is not likely that they want to lose it, including our market', Zharov said.

Related: Russia can block Facebook if it does not fulfill Roskomnadzor demands

As we reported the Russian mobile phone operators has started to block Telegram on April 17.

On April 6, Roskomnadzor filed the lawsuit on the blocking of Telegram in Russia. Earlier, the ultimatum put forward by Roskomnadzor to Telegram ended. Roskomnadzor threatened with the trial if Telegram would not pass the encryption keys to the FSB.

On April 13, the court in Moscow ruled to satisfy the lawsuit of Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media or Roskomnadzor and block Telegram in the territory of Russia.

Related: Roskomnadzor put Telegram in banned websites list

The law 'On personal data' came into force in Russia on September 1, 2015. It obliges Russian and foreign companies to provide the storage of the personal data of the Russians at the territory of Russia.

In the mid of November 2016, the LinkedIn network was put in the register of the law-breakers. In spring 2017, BlackBerry Messenger, Imo, Lime and Vchat were blocked.

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