Read the news and updates about Pavel Durov, who is a Russian programmer, entrepreneur, and founder of popular Russian social network VK (2006), and Telegram Messenger (2013). Follow the information and background on him and his inventions. In 2014, he was dismissed from his role as CEO of VK. Durov's other company, Telegram, has been banned by Russia's telecommunications watchdog, as the company refused to provide encryption keys to the authorities. Don't miss the current news on Telegram's ban and Durov's stance on this matter.