From March 1, the Russian Federation introduces restrictions for the transfer of payment documents in foreign messengers. This is due to amendments to the law “On Information”. This will impose certain restrictions on the work of Russian banks that have already managed to use Telegram as a platform for online banking.
And immediately questions arose about how the Telegram Premium subscription would work, as well as various donations. Apparently, it will still work. At least about it in your channel told Deputy Chairman of the RF State Duma Committee on Information Policy Anton Gorelkin:
There are no restrictions on accepting payments from Russian citizens by foreign messengers in the law. That is, you will still be able to pay for a subscription, make donations and receive them. By the way, I myself am a premium user and plan to continue using the extended functionality of Telegram after March 1.
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy