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VKontakte CEO Dismissal Marks End of Era
VKontakte shareholders announced that the social media cofounder Pavel Durov has been dismissed as the companys CEO.
End of VKontakte As We Know It?
VKontakte cofounder Pavel Durov sold off his stake in Russias largest social network in a move that signals his imminent resignation as CEO.
Russians On the Social Networks
Russians have become one of the most intense and frequent users of various IT products and services in the world. This can be the reason why the time the Russian people spend on social media networks is more than twice the global average. They create communities, integrate their businesses into the social networks, send instant messages to friends and participate in discussions with peers and colleagues. What are their main preferences and concerns? What are they searching for while being on-line? You will find the answers below.
Russian Social Networks: An Overview
Russia with 170 mln population has a big potential for social nets expansion. Peoples desire to keep in touch, share and get information about friends, family members, class-mates, play games and just to be trendy has let social nets to grow in quality and quantity. Now it is Russian social nets, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Moy Mir, Moy Krug which are most popular among Russians.

News:'s Founder Durov Out of Russia
VKontakte founder Pavel Durov left Russia because the country is incompatible with Internet business at the moment. Durov plans to start building a mobile social network this year.
VKontakte In Talks With Online Services Over 'Licensed' Movies
VKontakte, Russias biggest social network, is in talks with online video services to swap its users illegal content for licensed video, says the Itar-Tass news agency.
Russian Emergencies Ministry to Create Its Own Social Network
The Russian Emergencies Ministry together with the Fund for Advanced Study have announced plans for creating a special social network, which will allow its users to post all possible information about emergency situations and to contact with rescuers online.
Vkontakte Value Just $2.2BN - Forbes
Vkontakte was estimated at $2.2 billion in a recent stake buyout by UCP, says Forbes.
Shakira Joins Russian VKontakte Social Network
Colombian songstress and world music star Shakira has launched her personal account on one of Russias most popular social networks, VKontakte.
Moscow OMON May Get Its Own Social Network
To celebrate 25th anniversary of the Moscow OMON (Special Purpose Mobile Unit), a domain registrator presented them with a domain. The rumour has it that OMON may now get their own social network.
VKontakte Plans to Compete with LiveJournal
VKontakte plans to become the top blogging platform and will compete with LiveJournal for Russian Internet users. The social network wants to attract the most popular bloggers of the Russian Internet on its pages.
Russian Twitter to be Launched by Group
Russian Internet company Group is to launch its own service of micro blogs, which may compete with Twitter.
Vkontakte Moves to .com Domain
Russian most popular social network will get an international domain in two month. At this moment the project has two domains and

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