Apple removed the largest Russian social network from the App Store

The Russian technology company "VK", which developed a social network with hundreds of millions of downloads called "VKontakte", announced that its applications from the App Store Apple has been removed.

BingMag.com Apple removed the largest Russian social network from the App Store

The Russian technology company "VK", which developed a social network with hundreds of millions of downloads called "VKontakte", announced that its applications from the App Store Apple has been removed.

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This Russian company, in a statement it recently shared, He explained that some VK applications have been blocked by Apple, but the company will continue to develop and support iOS applications. In this regard, the Ministry of Digital Affairs of Russia also announced to the state media RT that it is investigating the reasons for the removal of VK developer accounts and applications. The Ministry of Digital Affairs of Russia said that this action of Apple is strange, because the social network has a lot of users and fans in Russia. Although these apps have been removed from the App Store, they are still available on the Google Play Store.

BingMag.com Apple removed the largest Russian social network from the App Store

From At the time of Russia's attack on Ukraine, the country's government blocked several American social networks, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The United States and other governments have also sanctioned many individuals and companies affiliated with the Russian government, including VK Group CEO Vladimir Krinko. VKontakte was created in 2006 by Pavel Dorf, who was eventually fired from it. Dorf, who has since focused on the popular messaging app Telegram, said: "After I publicly avoided cooperating with the authorities, they couldn't stand me and there was no going back."

Interfax also reported on Tuesday that VK He sold his game division "My.Games" to Alexander Chachava, head of LETA Capital, and was able to profit $642 million from this deal. After sanctions blocked the sale of many digital games in the country, the company VK presented itself as a Russian alternative to Steam and Epic Games services. has not provided Earlier this year, the company stopped selling its products in the country and made it impossible to access some Russian news programs outside the country. Also, just a few weeks after the sanctions were imposed, customers of Russian banks could not use Google Pay and Apple Pay.

BingMag.com Apple removed the largest Russian social network from the App Store

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