1.1 billion rubles was earned on sales through Telegram blocked in Russia in 2019
Last year online sales through instant messengerPavel Durov amounted to 1.1 billion rubles. Interestingly, Telegram is still not the most popular communication application in Russia. However, the more popular WhatsApp and Viber are primarily communication services, not sales platforms.
Recall also that blocking Telegram inRussia began in April 2018. The actions of regulatory authorities led to disruptions in the work of many services, but almost did not affect the availability of instant messengers in the country.