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  • 06.13.17

Russia’s Biggest Social Network Now Allows Political Ads–But Only “Official” Ones

A change quietly made last fall allows candidates to put ads on Vkontakte, Russia’s “Facebook,” but bars unofficial candidates like activist Alexey Navalny.

Russia’s Biggest Social Network Now Allows Political Ads–But Only “Official” Ones
Russian President Vladimir Putin [Photo: Getty Images/Mikhail Svetlov/Contributor]