⚠️ ‘Use Signal if you're in Russia’ is a dangerous advice! ⚠️
Signal does not have usernames, all accounts and exchange is bound to phone numbers. Phone numbers in Russia are literally bound to passports and in cases can replace real passport.
Telegram might not be an encryption paradise, but they got one thing right — you can use it without EVER revealing your phone number or even assigning username.
STOP GIVING ADVICE TO USE SIGNAL. YOU'RE PUTTING PEOPLE'S LIVES AT RISK.