VKontakte CEO Pavel Durov un-resigns

Russia’s answer to Mark Zuckerberg either has a very weird sense of humor, or he is genuinely preparing to fight censorship of the platform he founded until the bitter end.

No joke: Facebook clone champions Russian innovation

Russian social network VKontakte has built a billion dollar business by cloning almost every aspect of Facebook for the local market. It seems a little rich, then, that founder Pavel Durov says his long-term ambition is to prove that Russian products can be global leaders.