Vkontakte (Russian: В Контакте) is the most widely used social website in Russia and Ukraine. In popularity, it ranks first in Belarus, 2nd in Russia, in Ukraine 3. in Kazakhstan and 20th in the world. Although the site was established in order to provide communication between students and graduates in higher education institutions, it was started to be used by people of all social groups and ages. It was founded in September 2006 and quickly increased the number of its members so that it left behind its biggest rival odnoklassniki.ru as of January 2009. In September 2012, the number of members exceeded 140 million. 12% of all shares belong to Pavel Durov. Another major shareholder is the Mail.Ru Group - according to April 2011 data, the holding holds 32.49% of all shares.

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