Monday, March 25, 2013

Social Networking in Russia


Available in several languages, but popular particularly among Russian-speaking users is the social network service VK. Vkontakte (ВКонтакте) means "InTouch," and it allows users to message contacts publicly or privately, create groups, public pages and events, share and tag images, audio and video, and play browser-based games. As of December 2012, it was the second most visited site in Russia. While not as popular, Facebook is gaining popularity as well.

In recent news, actor Tom Cruise has launched his own page on the website in order to promote his new film "Oblivion." Promotional photographs attracted thousands of followers within hours of the launching. Cruise is expected to visit Moscow on April 11 for the film's premiere. Ukrainian-born actress Olga Kurylenko stars alongside.
For those interested, the trailer is below:


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