Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Director to Make Biopic about 'Russian Facebook' Founder
24.09.2013 09:06
Russian Director to Make Biopic about 'Russian Facebook' Founder

Fyodor Bondarchuk, a famous Russian film maker, said on Friday  that he planned to work on a film about Pavel Durov, now 28, the founder of VKontakte, an immensely popular social-networking website that has often been dubbed “Russia’s Facebook.”

      Bondarchuk said the shooting of “The Durov Code” is planned to start next April in St. Petersburg. He also said the film will be based on a book by journalist Nikolai Kononov, was published last November. The author described it as a biography of “a gifted programmer with a lousy personality,” according to the preview on the publisher’s website.

      The film director also promises to pay much attention to a group of young Russian software designers who worked in the Durov's team and started VKontakte from scratch in 2006, turning it into Europe’s second-largest social-networking website after Facebook.

      The VKontakte social network has about 210 million registered members and a daily audience of 47 million, mostly from Russia and former Soviet republics, according to the website. It is often criticized for plagiarism of Facebook in its design and main functions (thought VKontakte is even more functional now) and also for massive copyright violations, as the website allows users to upload music and videos on their pages.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Fyodor Bondarchuk Pavel Durov Russian film directors VKontakte  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

BurgasAlexandroupoli pipeline   Learned Cat   Sokolniki  St. Petersburg  Primorsky Territory  Russian Proverbs and Sayings  Archeological Finds  Moscow Arts  Russian journalists  Musical LIKBEZ  Yolki   Russian language  Ivan the Terrible  Pussy Riot case  Russian scientists  Innovations  Boris Grebenshchikov  Installations  Russian Cinema  Moscow  Moscow airports  Folk Arts  Vyacheslav Zaitsev  Nizhny Tagil  Elections  Russian economy  Imperial Gargens of Russia   Russian sports  Central Bank  Russian business  Russian science  Rostov Region  Exhibitions in Nizhny Novgorod  World Cleanup 2012  Russia investment  Bor  Pskov Region  Boris Nemtsov  Vladimir Etush  Russian tourists  Russian Poets  Russian writers  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  World Aquatic Championship  Russian tourism  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Nature  Slavic Culture  Sergey Diaghilev  students 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites