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Pressure grows on foreign social media platforms after state-run group’s takeover of Russia’s Facebook
VKontakte comes under state oversight after deals with companies linked to gas monopoly
Chinese ecommerce group signs joint venture with MegaFon, Mail.ru and Russian wealth fund
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Court orders Russian social network to prevent unauthorised upload of companies’ sound recordings
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