The measures taken by Roskomnadzor hardly pleased anyone. The Russians counted the hours until the blocking of Instagram, where everyone could communicate and even earn money. However, users have a chance to escape from a sinking ship.
VK statistics show interesting figures: the number of clip downloads has doubled, VKontakte video views have skyrocketed by 40%, and video views have reached 1.75 billion and 600 million clip views – this is a record. The audience of VKontakte has increased by 300 thousand users – and this is only in two weeks! The number of calls increased by 12%, while daily online sign-ups and the number of friendships created increased by almost 20%.
Telegram also does not stand aside: over the past few days, more than 40 million new subscriptions have been made to Russian Telegram channels. The service is actively developing servers and works quite stably, despite the influx of millions of users and the creation of tens of thousands of new channels.