HUFFINGTON POST
05/30/2012 08:49 pm ET | Updated Jun 01, 2012

Pavel Durov, Russian Millionaire, Throws Money Paper Planes Onto Passersby In St Petersburg

While Mark Zuckerberg is failing to leave tips at restaurants on his honeymoon in Rome, his Russian counterpart is doing just the opposite.

According to a report from Russia Today, Pavel Durov, owner and CEO of the popular Russian social networking site VKontakte, the 27-year-old millionaire threw paper planes made out of 5,000 ruble notes from his office window over the weekend.

In total, Durov threw out $2,000 worth of money onto a crowd of people in central St. Petersburg. Not surprisingly, a fight broke out among the throng of people clutching for the bills.

This isn't the first headline grabbing act from Durov, who is said to be worth over $260 million. Recently, he published a manifesto spelling out how to turn Russia into a booming economy.

Two of Durov's ideas from the manifesto include abolishing Russia's national currency and allowing foreign interests to purchase state land, reports Business Insider.

Correction: An original version of this story misspelled the word for Russia's currency. In fact, the unit of Russian currency is the ruble.

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