'Russian Zuckerberg' Sells to Putin Crony

Pavel Durov, Russia's answer to Mark Zuckerberg, sells his stake in Vkontakte, the social network he founded in 2006 more popular in Russia than Facebook to a trusted partner of Russia's richest man, Alisher Usmanov, known for his unswerving loyalty to President Vladimir Putin. 

Pavel Durov is often described as Russia's answer to Mark Zuckerberg, because the social network he founded in 2006, VKontakte, is more popular here than Facebook Inc. Unlike his U.S. counterpart, however, Durov has now sold his entire stake in the company he founded.

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