Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny took part in an authorised rally against blocking Telegram messenger ban in Moscow on Monday. According to the organisers, up to 5,000 participants -which is the maximum number of people allowed by the authorities- attended the rally. Protesters threw paper planes symbolising the Telegram messenger and chanted 'We will win!' Navalny called his... Еще supporters to participate in a nationwide rally on May 5 in Moscow ahead of Vladimir Putin's presidential inauguration scheduled on May 7. The Telegram application was banned across the entire territory of the Russian Federation, following a ruling by the Tagansky district court in Moscow on April 13. With its 15 million users, Telegram is one of the most popular messaging applications in Russia.