The press service of VKontakte stated that the post on Dmitry Medvedev's page about "artificial" Kazakhstan and "non-existent" Georgia was published by a "third-party user", RBC reports .
“The post was published by a third party user. At the moment, the security team is working together with the competent services and establishing the causes of the incident, ”the message says.
A few hours earlier, a post was published on Medvedev's VKontakte page, which, in particular, stated that until 1801 such a country as Georgia did not exist and it appeared only within the borders of the Russian Empire, and Kazakhstan is an artificial state. The post was later deleted, with Medvedev's aide claiming the page had been "hacked".
On June 17, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, sitting next to Putin at the SPIEF, called the "DPR" and "LPR" "quasi-states" and said that Kazakhstan would not recognize them. He added that Kazakhstan does not recognize either Taiwan, or Kosovo, or South Ossetia, or Abkhazia.
In December 2021, Vladimir Kiriyenko, the son of the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, was appointed CEO of VKontakte. In January 2022, VKontakte was included in the list of socially significant sites that will be available to subscribers even with a negative account balance.