The telegram which was banned by court decision in Russia will not be available from nowadays. The telegram was banned on the grounds that it did not share the message encryption codes with Russian intelligence.
Russian federal information technology and mass communications supervisory agency Roskomnadzor announced that the court's decision to ban the Telegram was inaugurated today. The institution has asked Google and Android to remove the Telegram application from its application stores.
Roskomnadzor's web site in the statement, communication operators to send the instructions for the introduction of the Telegram ban has been specified today. The Russian news agency Interfax, reports by Roskomnadzor officials, said it could take several hours to completely disable the Telegram.
Last Friday, a court in Moscow ruled that the Telegram, which did not share the message encryption codes with Russian intelligence, was closed. The case was seen on Roskomnadzor's complaint. Roskomnadzor demanded that the Telegram share the message encryption codes with Russian intelligence on the grounds that it could be used by terrorist organizations.
In March Roskomnadzor gave the Telegram two weeks to replace his wishes, but found the court on trial when he did not come to his place.
Pavel Durov, who founded the Telegram with his brother Nikolai Durov, criticized the court ruling and stated that "the ruling shows that the Russian judiciary is subject to the interests of the state".
Cryptographic messaging service established in 2013 Telegram is used by more than 200 million people worldwide. Because of the encryption feature in the telegram, Telegram is especially interested in political activists.