Pavel Durov, founder of social network «Vkontakte» and the text message service Telegram, which in 2014 has left Russia, said the attempted bribery of employees of the American security agencies, according to June 12, the news Agency RIA Novosti.
«During a week-long visit of our team in the US programmers tried twice to bribe employees of American government agencies. Plus, the pressure on me from the FBI. It is naive to think that it is possible to manage an independent and secure application to encrypt», – wrote Durov on his page on the social network Twitter, where he answers users ‘ questions.
33-year-old Pavel Durov, entrepreneur, programmer and ruble billionaire, was born in Leningrad. He is one of the creators of the service of «Vkontakte», the largest and most popular social networks of the Runet, as well as the company. In his student years, the film was the winner of scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation and the government of the Russian Federation and three-time winner of Potanin scholarship.
In August 2013 Durov launched Telegram messenger cross-platform, the audience has 100 million people.
In 2013 the FSB demanded from the management «In Contact» to transfer personal information of the organizers of the group «Euromaidan,» to which the actor refused and sold his shares in the company. According to him, Russia’s jurisdiction does not extend to Ukrainian users of the social network and disclosure of data of Ukrainian users – not only breaking the law but also a crime against millions of users from Ukraine.
The actor is constantly moving from country to country without stopping in no more than two to three weeks. With him traveling and his team of programmers with which it develops the messenger Telegram.