Russian lawmakers seem to enjoy introducing then backpedalling on crazy new ideas for controlling communications. This week’s scheme would have forced VoIP operators to display the caller’s “real” phone number when calling regular phones. Spot the problem.
The deal also means the end of a nasty legal spat between VK founder Pavel Durov, Mail.ru and erstwhile stakeholder UCP.
Pavel Durov is no longer CEO of VK, saying in a resignation post on the social network that he was no longer able to defend the site’s founding principles.