@Michael, thank you for posting this. It was bothering me too!
@Petyo, the fix is much appreciated!
Just updated Kendo UI in my application and was happy to discover that this works now. It is worth noting that I had to include e.preventDefault() in the routeMissing function.
The documentation should be updated to reflect this change. I went there before I stumbled upon this thread. API Reference > Framework > Kendo Router > change
has a callout that should be copied down to routeMissing