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Interview with Pavel Durov, CEO and Founder the most popular social network in Russia

Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov is the creator and head of the social network Vkontakte (which means “In Touch”), and General Manager of the company of the same name.

Pavel created the social network in 2006.

The speed of the network’s growth broke all Russian Internet records. Today, Vkontakte is the most popular social network in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, with more than 150 million registered users and 33 million daily visitors.

Vkontakte provides financial support for Russia’s growing Programming Olympics movement, and sponsors programmer teams in St. Petersburg and Northwestern Russia.

The company’s in-house team has gathered Russia’s top programmers, winners of international mathematics and programming competitions, allowing Vkontakte to create a product that dominates the domestic market and can stand up to international competition.

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