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MOSCOW, October 11. /TASS/. The official mobile app of Telegram messenger after the update became available in Russian. This was announced by the founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov on his page in social network “Vkontakte”.

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Telegram app for smartphones appeared in 2013, but until now, the Russian version was not. Updates with the option to choose Russian language appeared in the AppStore (for iOS) and Play store (for Android devices). In addition to Russian, Telegram was also available in Ukrainian, French, Malay and Indonesian.

The film coincided with an important update Telegram for his birthday on October 10, the founder of the messenger was 33 years. “During his administration of “Vkontakte” I loved the scale to mark 10 October as this day was also the anniversary of the founding of the company . After leaving VK big reason to collect the guests already there, so the last couple of years I’m leaving the classic birthday celebration, focusing on the working processes,” he wrote.

In addition to new languages in this release the ability to broadcast location in real time, a new music player. Another innovation is a special mark for messages from administrators in groups.

Telegram in Russia

In June this year between Durov and the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov turned correspondence debate. Zharov personally appealed to the Creator of the Telegram with a request to provide information about the company, administering the messenger Telegram, which is necessary under Russian law to work in Russia.

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Durov agreed to the inclusion of the messenger in the register of organizers of information dissemination, which leads Roscomnadzor, on the basis of data on the company from open sources. The founder of the messenger said Telegram will not provide access to the correspondence users and to comply with the requirements of the “Spring package” (part of the requirements which have already entered into force, part will come with July 2018).

Later, Durov announced on his page “Vkontakte”, because of the failure of the “law of Spring,” the FSB is on the Telegram administrative reports. The head of the RF Ministry of communications Nikolay Nikiforov noted that if the Telegram fails to comply with the requirements of Russian legislation – the messenger in the end can be blocked in Russia. Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on issues of development of the Internet Herman Klimenko noted that Durova will sooner or later have to cooperate with the authorities – both in Russia and abroad.

Telegram is a free instant messenger for smartphones and other devices to exchange text messages and media files in various formats. The audience of the messenger over 100 million people. The number of users of Telegram in Russia, according to Durova, is about 10 million people.