“Great news - Roskomnadzor officially unblocked Telegram in Russia. I congratulate all Russian Telegram users on this positive change - and I hope that it is long-term, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.

Durov noted that in this regard, the stability and speed of the Telegram mobile applications in Russia should increase.

“Direct VPN links to Telegram channels and services will also be available without a VPN, which will lead to an increase in the number of channel and chat participants,” he said.

In terms of the safety of personal data, there are no changes, he stressed.

“Similar actions by the Russian authorities in this and other areas inspire optimism. I hope that the positive trend will be preserved, and Russia will be able to realize its potential in the digital sphere, ”wrote the founder of the messenger.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor, in agreement with the Prosecutor General’s Office, removed the requirements to restrict access to Telegram. 

At the same time, it was reported that the decision of the Tagansky District Court of Moscow on blocking is still valid.

The messenger has been blocked in Russia since April 2018.