Pavel Durov denied rumors of his return to Russia




The founder of the social network “VKontakte” Pavel Durov denied rumors of his return to Russia. According to him, he came to the country to complete the transaction for the sale of the data center for the social network.


Earlier that Durov returned to Russia, wrote on his Facebook page, former press secretary of the social network Vladislav Tsypluhin. True, he misspoke, he did not know whether the founder forever “VKontakte” arrived in the country.

“Every day, walks into the office Telegram, once a week the developers in the form of presentation of the report on the work done. As in the old days of rapid development “VKontakte” – go on all platforms, launched a contest for hacking, yesterday announced a surge of installations “- writes Tsypluhin.

In fact, Durov has no plans to linger in Russia. “He came to complete the transaction for the sale of the data center for” VKontakte “. Today was the signing, linger no plans, “- he said The Village.

Company ICVA Ltd, which sold “VKontakte” building its main data center , is the latest asset Durov connects with the social network. Offshore company was registered in the Seychelles. She owns several industrial buildings located near St. Petersburg. One of them is the largest data center “VKontakte”. The cost of the transaction, according to some, was 500 million rubles.

Durov left Russia in April of this year – after sold his interest in “VKontakte” CEO “Megaphone” Ivan Tavrin management and was fired from the position of the social network of its director general. All this is happening against the background of the conflict with the fund Durov UCP Ilya Sherbovich, then owning 48% “VKontakte”. There were claims of UCP to what Durov ran “VKontakte” and simultaneously develop their project – messenger Telegram.

Then Durov said he has no plans to return to Russia. “Unfortunately, the country is incompatible with the conduct of online business now,” – he explained.

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