In November 2014, the head of The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, Maxim Ksenzov, said that Vkontakte will complete the process of legalization of the content at the beginning of 2015.At that time (November, 2014), negotiations between major labels companies and the social network Vkontakte were ongoing.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.Following the deal, Usmanov and his allies controlled around 52% of the company.
Founder Pavel Durov launched VKontakte for beta testing in September 2006, having just graduated from St Petersburg State University.
The targets were the Runet Prize voting page in 2008 It was done by inserting an iframe and a piece of Java Script code which periodically reloaded the iframe.
As a countermeasure, antigate was detecting whether iframe was loaded from VK and if it were antigate had redirected request to x Hamster, a well-known porn site.
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.