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Russian authorities wanted to know everything about the participants and organizers of the Maidan

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr17,2024

Russian authorities wanted to know everything about the participants and organizers of the Maidan In 2013, the Russian authorities demanded from the social network &laquo ;VKontakte provide personal information about the organizers of the Maidan protests,” said the founder of VKontakte. and Telegram Pavel Durov in an interview with American pro-Russian journalist Tucker Carlson.

According to him, during the Maidan, Ukrainians used VKontakte to organize protests. At the same time, the management of the social network received “either a request or an order” from Russian authorities who asked for personal information about the organizers of protests in Ukraine.

«Our response was: “Wait, this is a different country. We will not betray our Ukrainian users, because you ask us to.” We have decided to reject [the request],” — Durov stated.

Subsequently, he was allegedly given a choice: either obey the orders of the Russian elite, or sell his stake in the company and leave the country.

Durov also stated that statements that that his other social network — Telegram — cooperates with the Russian authorities, do those “who have a limited understanding of how he came to be.”

“They may be encouraged by our competitors because they see it as an easy way to discredit us,” — says the founder of Telegram.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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