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VKontakte shareholders sue each other as Telegram gets hotter

That the Durov brothers started the Telegram instant messaging service while they were VKontakte executives is enough for a part-owner of VK to lay claim to Telegram, too.

On his Instagram account, Group CEO Dmitry Grishin found an explicit way to illustrate his accusation of “corporate trolling” by UCP.

Vkontakte shareholder drama continues: UCP to sue Group and Ivan Tavrin

The Vkontakte shareholder drama saw new developments yesterday as United Capital Partners (UCP), which acquired a 48 percent stake in the social network last year, announced that it is suing the company’s two other shareholders in Russian and international jurisdictions.