They say Telegram is using service PUSH notifications (DC_UPDATE - https://core.telegram.org/api/push-updates) to send new server's IP.
Apparently, those push updates come from Apple/Google/Microsoft notification servers. So if Roskomnadzor blocks those servers, then all push notifications will stop working altogether (not only for Telegram).
Does anybody know if it is possible?
Also, Roskomnadzor asked Apple/Google/Microsoft to delete Telegram app from their app stores.
UPD1: Obviously, Web version of Telegram won't work as it doesn't have/use push notifications.
UPD2: Roskomnadzor blocked ~800,000 Amazon IPs and more than 1,000,000 Google IPs. People say they're having issues with Viber calls
Few years back ppl on HN says Chinese government don't dare to block Gmail because it's waaaaayyy too important.
Turns out authoritarian governments don't give a fuck.
Ppl keep inventing the same wheel. See also:
Russia shows that political will and/or technical incompetence can easily overlook these things.
I think the hardest thing for China is GitHub, they've gone back and forth on that one.
That's how you can tell when a person has grown up in a democracy with accountability to its people and also has over generalized about the rest of the world. Both China and Russia has historically shown a preference for the state over their populace. I'm not trying to knock those two countries because the willingness to do that can sometimes give certain disadvantaged states the ability to outlast or outfight their rivals. But one shouldn't assume one's own conditions are universal. There are many other viable options outside of one's own country.
They could go the other way and find an excuse to ban them then cite how these capitalist swamp countries are sheltering and fostering terrorists and criminals and people should use Chinese service providers. In other words censorship can be used to reach other goals, besides just controlling the flow of ideas.
As reported by one of the leaders of the opposition, ironically on the banned Telegram app (https://t.me/DmitryGudkov), the IP blocking has resulted in cash registers no longer being functional at a popular chain of stores.
RT is attacked and demonized here, Snowden and Assange are still stranded, Poitras, Greenwald and other dissenters are routinely harassed by authorities and whistle blowers continue to be prosecuted and sent to jail. 
If RT is propaganda then so is the BBC, CNN and the rest of our media who far from providing checks and balances are notorious for toeing the government line and have a history on cheering on every dubious decision including fabricated evidence for wars, and warmongering just a week ago again on completely fabricated evidence. 
Can't see why they wouldn't shy away here as well.
Amazon supports net neutrality in America, a democracy, where debating such things has meaning. Opposing the Kremlin in Russia is meaningless. You'll just get stomped on. As long as Amazon don't directly support anything insidious in Russia, that's a fair compromise between two incompatible systems.
> haven't violated any rules
Different sets of rules.
Isn't there some line where if a country does something bad enough you will refuse to do business with them? That doesn't seem meaningless to me.
You would only get stomped out in that country. You would not get stomped out globally.
No word on whether or not the F-Droid repositories have been contacted as well.
I wouldn't be surprised if infected copies started popping up soon.
Said contact sent me some text in a screenshot, I’ll provide it here. I don’t have a source to link to.
According to an unofficial copy of Roskomnadzor’s internet blacklist, the hundreds of thousands of Amazon IP addresses (plus some owned by Google and Telegram) are prohibited because of a decision by the Attorney General’s office that is technically unrelated to the April 13th court ruling in Moscow that allowed the government to start blocking Telegram.
I guess the economics vs just running out of the Stockholm region dont make sense but it seems like an underserved market