Russian Social Media Website VKontakte Ousts Founder

VKontakte, considered to be the “Russian Facebook” has ousted its 29-year-old founder Pavel Durov. Durov has after his removal from the company said that the new people at the helm of the company have close ties with Vladimir Putin, the country’s controversial president. The two men in control,of VKontakte now are Igor Sechin and Alisher Usmanov – the latter widely considered to be among the richest people in Russia.

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