In January 2014, VK's founder Pavel Durov sold his 12% stake in the company to the CEO of Megafon, which is controlled by Alisher Usmanov.Following the deal, Usmanov and his allies controlled around 52% of the company.
Combined with Durov's personal 12% stake, this gave him 52% of the votes.
while Lev Leviev sold his 8% share in the same deal, giving United Capital Partners 48% ownership.
Russian-speaking users can choose between the standard Russian version and two extras: a Soviet version and a Pre-Revolutionary version. telegrams for messages and comrades for friends), these versions contain other easter eggs.
For example, all private messages in the Soviet version have a stamp saying 'passed server censorship'.
, meaning In Contact) is a Russian-based online social media and social networking service.
It is available in several languages but it is especially popular among Russian-speaking users.
In the same month, the site was subjected to a severe DDo S attack, which briefly put it offline.
The user base reached 1 million in July 2007, and 10 million in April 2008.
At that time (November, 2014), negotiations between major labels companies and the social network Vkontakte were ongoing.