Dating websites for musicians
In December 2008 VK overtook rival Odnoklassniki as Russia's most popular social networking service.
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.
VK does not display its own advertising in the site's music or video sections, nor in the videos themselves.
On October 2013, VKontakte was cleared of copyright infringement charges by a court in Saint Petersburg.
In 2010, this dispute was settled by the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court in favour of the social network.