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Russia: Putin Gets Twitter Hashtag for His Birthday

#CпасибоПутинуЗаЭто (“Thanks to Putin for This”) hashtag that resembles the Soviet “Thanks to the party for this” became a “Twitter sensation” according to the Wall Street Journal and a “Twitter storm,” according to The Moscow News. The campaign that was started [ru] by a pro-Kremlin blogger Vladimir Burmatov as a way to greet the Russian PM on his 59th birthday, turned into a wave of cynical verses by Russian Internet users.

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