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. #digitalresistance
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.
Great trip to Indonesia last week 🇮🇩 More photos from magical Bali are coming soon.
Making a wish ☀️#solstice2017
Working from Antibes turns out to be surprisingly productive. The key is to stay away from the crowds and parties of #cannesfilmfestival (which are great, nevertheless). We pushed an epic update of Telegram a few days ago and the next release is already taking shape.
Although a fan of the idea behind the EU, I think its rigid "all or nothing" structure fails to reflect the increasing differences of its member countries. If the EU doesn't become more flexible and decentralized within the next few years, it can easily collapse after a series of new brexits. On the other hand, if the EU gets a major reform to provide more freedom to its members, the UK might rejoin the union, and after that - maybe even Switzerland or Norway, who knows? If you're living in the EU, let me know your opinion in the comments.
Working from Paris this week. If you live in Paris and are a Telegram fan, let me know in the comments 🇫🇷