Weeks before the pro-Russian military force has seized control over Crimea, President Vladimir V. Putin has won another key victory. Last January 24, 2013, the social network site VKontakte and all of its 60 million users took control of businesspersons that’s allied with Kremlin. VKontakte, Russia’s version of Facebook is the biggest social interaction site in the country today. Founded by Pavel Durov, the site and its developer have thrown away any pressure of stepping down. Since then, he has sold a part of his total shares of the company that totaled to about 12% to Ivan Tavrin, an ally of AlisherUsmanov, a Pro-Putin oligarch. Unfortunately, the smart and vibrant executive is leaving the company. For more information on this, go to the source.
Source: NY Times