Information Technology Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app Telegram Updated : April 19, 2018 06:37 AM IST The head of the communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of IP addresses unrelated to Telegram have been blocked. The move has created trouble for millions of companies and consumers, and was described by some as "carpet bombing" the internet. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.