VKontakte, the most popular Russian-language social network.
But VKontakte has since developed some distinct features—most notably, a vast catalog of pirated HD movies and music, which you can stream right from your profile—that have made it far more popular than Facebook.
VKontakte also has a remarkably in-depth user search function that would never fly with privacy-obsessed Facebook users.
The bill aims to protect vulnerable foreign brides from abuse by requiring U. international matchmaking services to run extensive background checks on their male clients.
But to sign up for a social network like VKontakte, all you really need is a working email address.
"We all have a natural desire to want to get as a close as possible to the real thing, to meeting some pretty girl on the corner" said William Lee, the proprietor of the website Russian Women and a professional coach for men looking for Eastern European wives.