Pavel Valeryevich Durov (born 10 October 1984) is a Russian entrepreneur who is best known for being the founder of the social networking site VK, and later the Telegram Messenger. He is the younger brother of Nikolay Durov. Since being dismissed as CEO of VK in 2014, the Durov brothers have traveled the world in self-imposed exile as citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 2017 Pavel joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leaders as a representative of Finland.
Durov has been called the Mark Zuckerberg of Russia. He is a self-described libertarian and vegetarian. In 2012, he published manifestos described by commentators as "anarcho-capitalist" detailing his ideas on improving Russia. For his twenty-seventh birthday in 2011, he donated a million dollars to the Wikimedia Foundation, the founder and honorary chairman of which is a fellow libertarian Jimmy Wales.