Pavel Durov is the 31-year-old CEO of Telegram, the encrypted messaging app he built after fleeing Russia with the 0 million (£183 million) fortune he amassed from creating the social network VKontakte.
He's been dubbed "Russia's Mark Zuckerberg" due to his success, but he was forced out of the company that made him his fortune. Durov is known for his unique lifestyle: He only wears black, and he travels constantly around the world.
Vedomosti also compared average time users spend on the sites.
Not surprisingly, Yandex came out as the leader of the top list with their 31 properties, followed by VK, with their 28 properties, Odnoklassniki, and You Tube.
16,3 million daily users of Odnoklassniki spend 32 minutes on the site.
Facebook only has 3,7 million users in Russia that only devote 5 minutes of their time to the network.
Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top four dating sites in Russia. As is the case with pretty much all sites run by Cupid Media, it rocks!
Pheed is a free social media platform for web and mobile devices.
It has 350.000 unique visitors the first days after launch and more than 1.000.000 now. Its fist bane was (means something like "keep in touch" or "in contact").
Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.
Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile. Russian is by far the best online dating site in Russia.
It looks like a "mashup" of popular social networks as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, You Tube, and Sound Cloud. The catchphrase for Pheed is "A new way to express yourself." The i Phone app launched on November 10th, 2012.
On February 19th, 2013, Pheed was ranked the #1 app in the Apple Top Charts social category, above Twitter and Facebook.