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. Musicians that use VK for promotion often upload their own tracks to their official VK pages.This legal content can be either ad-sponsored, subscription based, or free, depending on the provider's choices.VK does not display its own advertising in the site's music or video sections, nor in the videos themselves.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.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.
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, Vyacheslav 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.
Combined with Durov's personal 12% stake, this gave him 52% of the votes.
while Lev Leviev sold his 8% share in the same deal, giving United Capital Partners 48% ownership.
Notable examples include the international celebrities like Tiësto, In 2008, the leading Russian television channel RTR sued VKontakte (then VK) over unlicensed copies of two of its films which had been uploaded by VK users.
In 2010, this dispute was settled by the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court in favour of the social network.