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[ NNSquad ] How Putin's cronies seized control of Russia's Facebook

How Putin's cronies seized control of Russia's Facebook

http://j.mp/1dVljpx  (Verge)

   "Durov's departure effectively transfers majority control of VK to
    business magnate Alisher Usmanov - Russia's richest man, with an
    estimated worth of $20.2 billion, and a close ally of President
    Vladimir Putin. Durov sold his 12 percent stake to Ivan Tavrin,
    chief executive of telecom provider MegaFon, which Usmanov
    controls. (The exact sum of the sale was not disclosed, though it
    is believed to be between $300 and $400 million.) That means that
    Usmanov and his Kremlin-friendly allies now control 52 percent of
    the company, raising concerns over the future of VK and the
    freedom of its users."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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