Founder and ceo “Russian Facebook ‘is still fired




Co-founder and CEO of Vkontakte Pavel Durov, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, is removed from office immediately. According to the former chief reason the site is now under the control of two persons who have close ties with the Kremlin.

That said , the former CEO of his own Vkontakte page. Durov had already themselves know they will leave, but withdrew that statement shortly afterwards again. According to a statement from Vkontakte Durov has never formally withdrawn its earlier request for dismissal. Therefore he, now a month later, automatically removed from office.

According Durov he must learn that he is still fired. Media He calls this the judgment “shadowy” and suggests that the formal decision is an excuse to work him out. Door According Durov’s Vkontakte his resignation fully owned by Igor Sechin and Alisher Usmanov, both major shareholder and maintained close ties with the Russian government. Durov previously sold his shares in the website.

Durov explained that its earlier decision to resign was due to the increased influence of the Kremlin on Vkontakte. Thus, there are requests coming in to join pages of opponents of the Russian government while Durov is committed to freedom of expression. There were also recent reports out that the Kremlin social networking site used to spy Ukrainians; The site is also used in addition to Russia in neighboring countries


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