Putin discusses Russia’s economy growth with ministersBusiness & Economy September 24, 2:38
Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
MOSCOW, Jun 5. /ITAR-TASS/. Ilya Perekopsky, former vice president of Russia’s answer to Facebook, social network VKontakte, has filed a lawsuit against the company requesting the payment of a 20 million ruble golden parachute, according to documents of a St. Petersburg court, released late Wednesday.
A source familiar with the situation said that Perekopsky’s contract read he must receive the parachute in case of early termination of his duties.
The source said a similar lawsuit was filed by the businessman’s brother, Igor Perekopsky, who was the company’s financial director.
Ilya Perekopsky left VKontakte in January for the position of a consultant at United Capital Partners investment fund, which owns 48% in the social network. Igor Perekopsky left VKontakte along with his brother.
Ilya Perekopsky declined to comment. The court accepted his suit on April 24 and scheduled the first hearing on May 28, but later delayed it until June 9.
The founder of the social network, Pavel Durov, also filed a suit against to a US court against his former partners, accusing them of fraud and extortion of a stake in Internet messenger Telegram.
Durov quit his position of VKontakte’s CEO in late April and left Russia, saying he has no plans to come back.