Son of Kremlin’s domestic policy czar rumored to be taking over Russia’s biggest social network


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Leadership of Vkontakte, Russia's most popular social network, will likely fall to the son of the Kremlin's domestic policy czar, two sources told The Bell on Friday, claiming "95-percent certainty" that Vladimir Kiriyenko will take over as CEO. A day earlier, another source claimed that Kiriyenko Jr. might find work in the insurance behemoth Sogaz, which acquired control over VK on Thursday in a monster deal with Alisher Usmanov's USM holding company. Another two sources confirmed to the news website RBC that Vladimir Kiriyenko will be VK's next head. Original Article:

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