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Vkontakte Violated Copyright
The Association for Copyright Protection on the Internet (AZAPI) declared to the Moscow City Court against "VKontakte".
VKontakte Recorded a Sharp Increase In German-speaking Users
The Anonymous hacker group encouraged its readers to subscribe to its public page in the Russian social network.
Vkontakte Turns 8
As VKontakte is marking its 8-year anniversary and leadership in the Russian social media ecosystem, Russia-IC looks at the changes the company has been through.
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.


The IP-addresses of Yandex, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki were Included into the Register of Forbidden Websites
In addition to the above websites, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, LiveInternet, Yahoo, Selectel and a dozen other companies were also included in the list.
VKontakte Messenger
The largest Russian social network VKontakte is developing a new protocol of data encryption, which should increase the speed of data exchange between users.
VKontakte Acquired The Main Data Centre From Pavel Durov
The final purchase price may reach about one billion roubles.
Imprisonment For Repost
The Barnaul Court sentenced the activist Dmitry Bychkov to a conditional three years imprisonment for reposting VKontakte photos of a live cartridge and the commentary to it. Bychkov was found guilty of public calls to terrorism.
Hotel Reservation Service Expands Its Business
Hotel reservation service is going to spend 12 million dollars attracted from Vaizra Capital for expansion of the worldwide hotel base and the company's development.
Perekopsky Brothers Claim 40 Million Rubles From Vkontakte
Perekopsky brothers claim 40 million rubles of "golden parachutes" from Vkontakte social network.
Spokesperson Of VKontakte Denies Mass Retirement Of Developers
Spokesperson of "VKontakte" denies mass retirement of developers from social network caused by CEO Pavel Durov dismissal.
--06-05-2014--'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.
Durov Remains VKontakte CEO
The CEO of Vkontakte social network Pavel Durov is not leaving his position. The networks press secretary George Lobushkin posted this on his page.
Extremism In Social Networks
The resident of Khabarovsk will be tried for extremism in a Social Network "VKontakte". The young man posted the song promoting hatred towards other nations on his page. It is not the first time when the Prosecutor`s Office of the region holds the 26-year resident of Khabarovsk criminally liable for a crime of an extremist nature.
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.
Vladimir Alenikov's Claim against VKontakte to be Tried in December
The arbitration court of St. Petersburg has postponed preliminary hearings of Vladimir Alenikovs copyright claim to the social network VKontakte till December 3.
A Messenger For Vkontakte - Telegram
For fans of the devices based on iOS operating system, a new instant messenger for correspondence is available in AppStore now, developed by the creators of the social network "Vkontakte".
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 Russias Facebook.
Networking Via Social Media Costs Russian Economy Up To $1BN
Networking via social media at work is detrimental to the Russian economy, according to a survey.
Russias Richest Man Buys $100 MN Worth of Apple Shares
Russias richest billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, bought a 100 million worth of Apple shares.
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.
Social net Vkontakte got $ 16.1 million net profit
Russian popular social net VKontakte, owned by the company V kontakte, claimed about its $ 16.1 million net profit for 2011.
VKontakte put off its IPO
The popular Russian social net VKontakte has postponed its IPO for an uncertain period of time, wrote the founder of the social net Pavel Durov in its Twitter.
Russians Prefer to Browse the Internet from Home
The number of Russian Internet users grows every year, but Russians still prefer simple services and don't like to connect to the Internet via mobile devices.
Breivik Support Group Was Blocked by Social Network
The Russian most popular social network VKontakte has blocked an Andres Breivik support group. The group content contained clear call to repeat his act in Russia, said the site administration to BBC.
VKontakte Has Launched E-mail Delivery Service
The biggest Russian social network VKontakte has launched an e-mail delivery service. Now a VKontakte user can write an e-mail and send it to an external e-mail box.
VKontakte has free registration again!
The biggest Russian social network VKontakte has changed its registration rules. Now the registration will be tied to users mobile phone number.

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