Pavel Durov: “The Russian tech environment became much less liberal, losing freedom as one of its competitive advantages”

“Facebook is losing traction within the younger generation,” Vkontakte founder and former CEO Pavel Durov told UK magazine Dazed, while Telegram, the messenger which he created in, now attracts 50 million users worldwide.


Presenting himself as an advocate of political freedom and tech individualism, Durov also shared his thoughts about Russia’s latest evolutions and his dream of a “society run by Silicon Valley.”


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