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On 1 April 2014, Durov submitted his resignation to the board; at first, due to the fact the company confirmed he had resigned, it was believed to be related to the Ukrainian crisis which began in February of the same year.suggesting his dismissal was the result of both his refusal to hand over personal details of users to federal law enforcement and his refusal to hand over the personal details of people who were members of a VKontakte group dedicated to the Euromaidan protest movement.For example, all private messages in the Soviet version have a stamp saying 'passed server censorship'.The pre-revolutionary version uses old-style Russian orthography. In 2008, the leading Russian television channel TV Russia (tvchannel name RTR used in 1991–2002 years) (then Russia 1) and television company VGTRK sued VKontakte (then VK) over unlicensed copies of two of its films which had been uploaded by VK users.VK allows users to message each other publicly or privately; create groups, public pages, and events; share and tag images, audio, and video; and play browser-based games.Initially, founder and CEO Pavel Durov owned 20% of shares (although he had majority voting power through proxy votes), and a trio of Russian-Israeli investors, Yitzchak Mirilashvili (Mikhael Mirilashvili's son) and Lev Leviev, On , Group announced that it has decided to yield control of the company to Durov by offering him the voting rights on its shares.
On October 2013, VKontakte was cleared of copyright infringement charges by a court in Saint Petersburg.
Founder Pavel Durov launched VKontakte for beta testing in September 2006, shortly after his graduation from St Petersburg State University.
The following month, the domain name was registered.
Another ruling early in 2012 went partially in favor of Gala Records (now Warner Music Russia), a recording studio, when the same court ordered VK to pay 00 for not being active enough in regard to copyrighted materials.
This legal content can be either ad-sponsored, subscription based, or free, depending on the provider's choices.In May 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to impose a ban on and its widely used social networks including VKontakte and Odnoklassniki as part of its continued sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea and involvement in the War in Donbass.