Ministry of communications of the Russian Federation will support the Telegram decision to open an office in Russia, said the Minister Maksut Shadaev. Your response the Minister argued that more technology companies will be present in Russia, the more they will create jobs. The plans of the founder of the messenger of Pavel Durov on this matter is still unknown.
In 2018, Roskomnadzor blocked the Telegram on the territory of Russia for refusing to provide encryption keys. Two weeks ago the lockdown was lifted. According to statistics, in Russia Telegram use about 30 million people.