Nikolai Durov. Biography less famous brother


2018-03-17 17:31:23




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For anybody not a secret that one of the most popular resources not only of Russia but of the entire post-Soviet space is "VC." Social network "Vkontakte" was founded in 2006 by brothers Paul and Nicholas Durosimi. On the Internet plenty of information about younger brother Paul, but the younger her is clearly not enough.

Nikolay Durov


Pavel and Nikolai Durov were born in a family of intellectuals. The father of brothers - Valery S. - doctor of Philology, head of the Department of classical Philology, St. Petersburg state University. Grandfather, Semyon Petrovich Telecom participated in world war II. He fought on the Leningrad front, had received three wounds. After the war, he was arrested.

Nikolai Durov

Nikolai Valeryevich Durov born November 21, 1980. In General, many believe that Nicholas is only in the shadow of his more commercially effective brother. Programming a "modest genius" started from the age of seven. In 1996-1998 Nikolai Durov participated in the mathematics Olympiad at the international level, where three times in a row won the gold medals. Along the way, he participated in the International Olympiad in Informatics, where he also demonstrated considerable success, winning three silver and one gold medal. Nicholas was in a team of programmers that have won international competitions in 2000 and 2001. In 2005 he defended his doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Sergey Vostokov. Then continued mathematical education at the University of Bonn, where he received a doctorate.

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Nikolai Durov defended thesis on "a New approach to geometry Arakelova". Further work in this direction. The position of chief researcher in the laboratory of algebra at St. Petersburg University.


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From the very beginning participated in development of "VC." Social network has become successful largely because of Nicholas. The team he held the position of lead developer. Left the position in 2013.

Developed encryption Protocol correspondence MTProto, which is used in Telegram messenger.

Pavel Durov

Among Internet users, of course, the more popular the younger Durov. Biography of Paul much more well-known. Born the tenth of October, 1981 in Leningrad. In the first-class Pasha went to Turin, where at that time worked for his father. Returning home, a little studied in a regular school. Enrolled in Academic high school, where it was the most profound immersion in the material. Interest in computers and programming Paul began to show at eleven. Interesting is the fact that the actor changed the background on all computers, putting the image of the teacher in Informatics with the words "Must die". After that Paul had banned the admission to PC, but it's not too difficult to crack passwords. After graduating with honors from the gymnasium in 2001, the film entered the St. Petersburg state University, specialty «English Philology and translation”. For a good study Paul was awarded the scholarship of the Russian Federation and the President of the Russian Federation. He graduated from Durov in 2006, receiving a diploma, but so far its not taken.

VK social network


While Still a student, Pavel Durov created a few projects that have been designed to enable the communication of students among themselves. Anyway, all the created are unable to satisfy Paul. In 2006, a friend of Paul, who came from America, told him about the Facebook project, which was based on real profiles and photos of users. Durova liked the idea, and he decided to develop a similar project for Russian market. Domain site was first registered Oct 2006, already at this stage involved Nikolai Durov. Until the end of the year, the social network was in the process of testing, and since December was open to the public. In Runet was the most significant project. Today, attendance is more than 300 million users per month, and the turnover of funds - 4.3 billion rubles. 24 January 2014, the public learned that Durov in December 2013 sold 12% shares of "Vkontakte" Ivan Taurino and ceased to exercise the powers of the owner of a network.

April 16, 2014 Durov announced that in December, the FSB urged the owners of the network to provide the personal data of organizers of the Euromaidan. This requirement Paul refused and in the same month sold its stake. Soon the actor went abroad, and, as became known later, is not going to come back.

Pavel and Nikolai Durov


The Telegram is a free instant messenger designed for "Android" and other devices. As he said in an interview with Pavel Durov, the idea of creating an application called for it back in 2011, when his door was standing commandos. After they left, Paul immediately called Nicholas and realized that he had no reliable and protected way of communication with my brother. Subsequently, Nikolai Durov has developed a new encryption Protocol called MTProto, which was the basis of the messenger. As of mid-2015, the number of active users amounted to more than 62 million people. The popularity of the application surpassed even rival from Facebook, and in February 2014 became one of the most downloaded apps in the App Store.

Interesting facts

  • In November 2012, the light came the book Nikolai Kononov "Code Durova". In the center of the plot - the basis of social network "Vkontakte", the main character is Pavel Durov. Biography and other information presented in the book based on numerous interviews and facts.
  • Organization AR Films bought the film rights to the book "Durov's Code". The film is expected in 2014. Durov himself reacted negatively to the idea of shooting pictures.
  • Logo "Vkontakte" was created by Pavel Durov in a couple of minutes using the Tahoma font.

Nikolai Valeryevich Durov

Can you relate to the brothers Durov, but to ignore their contribution to the development of the Russian segment of the Internet is impossible. Although Vkontakte has a decent time belongs to other owners, most users forgot the first owner. Like it or not, but the Durovs have great knowledge and skills that support their new projects.


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