Pavel Durov

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Founder of Telegram (2013), VK (2006).

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For 7 days Russia has been trying to ban Telegram on its territory – with no luck so far. I’m thrilled we were able to survive under the most aggressive attempt of internet censorship in Russian history with almost 18 million IP addresses blocked.

If you live in Russia and support free internet, fly a paper plane from your window at 7 PM local time today. Please collect the airplanes in your neighborhood an hour later (after all, today is Earth Day). #digitalresistance
My favorite movie is “300”. The story about 300 Spartans fighting to protect the freedom of their compatriots will inspire people thousands of years from now.

P. S. News from the front: Russian authorities have blocked 18 million IP addresses to ban Telegram, but the app remains accessible for Russians. Thank you for all the support and love 🇷🇺 #digitalresistance #putinshirtlesschallenge
Within the last two days, Russia blocked over 15 million IP addresses in its attempts to ban Telegram on its territory. Regardless, Telegram remained available for the majority of Russia’s residents. We shall continue to defend privacy and freedom of speech of our fellow Russians. 
To be truly free, you should be ready to risk everything for freedom.
A flashback from Bali to remind you guys about #PutinShirtlessChallenge I launched in August (remember: no photoshop, no pumping) and also a cunning attempt to distract the public while Apple is taking their time to review the newest Telegram update I promised last week. Hopefully Apple likes the update (and this picture) and Telegram 4.5 can go live tomorrow.
Good time in Finland last month 🇫🇮
August 2017 🇮🇩
Even God Vishnu (who is 23-meters high) is taking part in #PutinShirtlessChallenge
My instagram had to seriously step up the game to keep up with the increased competition from Mr. Putin’s shirtless photos. If you’re Russian, you have to join #PutinShirtlessChallenge (or face oblivion). Two rules from Putin – no photoshop, no pumping. Otherwise you’re not an alpha.