Mail.Ru Group

Mail.Ru Group is an internet company that operates social networking sites, IM networks, email services, and internet portals.

Mail.ru Group was founded by Yuri Milner and is the largest Internet company in the Russian-speaking world. It is one of the largest Internet companies in Russia, and the world's seventh largest Internet business in terms of page views.

Mail.ru Group operates two of the three largest Russian language social networking sites (Odnoklassniki.ru and Moi Mir@Mail.Ru), the two largest instant messaging networks in Russia (ICQ and Agent), Russia's leading email service, Russia's second largest Internet portal and Russia's largest online games company.

Mail also holds strategic equity stakes of 32.49% in vKontakte, Russia's largest social networking site, and 25.09% in QIWI, formerly OE Investments, one of Russia's leading payment-processing companies. It also holds small minority stakes in Facebook, Zynga and Groupon.

Founders:  Dmitry Grishin, Marina Kolesnik

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