Almost 18,000 civilians evacuated from areas of Aleppo controlled by militantsWorld December 10, 7:41
Russian swimmers win 11 sets of medals at FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)Sport December 10, 7:00
Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s Far East spews ash to 11 km in airWorld December 10, 5:28
Ceasefire agreements enter into force near Damascus, in Idlib province ― mediaWorld December 10, 4:18
Russian pair Tarasova/Morozov win final of ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in MarseillesSport December 10, 4:00
Matviyenko to visit UAE to participate in Forum of Women Speakers of ParliamentRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 10, 3:21
Doping samples of all athletes from past three Olympics should be re-analyzed ― lawmakerSport December 10, 2:01
Russia’s figure skater Medvedeva leads with world record after SP at Grand Prix finalsSport December 10, 1:28
Russian energy minister expects OPEC, non member countries to sign agreement on oil outputBusiness & Economy December 10, 0:46
The shares were purchased from offshore firms Blesmir Development Ltd. and Palagon Ltd., controlled by UCP. The deal was closed on Tuesday, and the payment was done in cash, including a 22.2 billion ruble loan taken out from Gazprombank for four years under 11.5% annually.
Considering the amount of Mail.Ru Group’s first investment in VKontakte in 2007, the value of consolidation of 100% stood at $2.07 billion.
In its turn, UCP accused Durov of depleting VKontakte’s resources for the development of his own project, messenger Telegram. Durov’s powers as the head of the social network expired in April.
VKontakte’s revenue increased 14% in 2013 to 3.8 billion rubles.