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Russia: Putin Gets Twitter Hashtag for His Birthday

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Humor, Language, Media & Journalism, Politics, RuNet Echo

#CпасибоПутинуЗаЭто [1] (“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 [2] and a “Twitter storm,” according to The Moscow News. [3] The campaign that was started [4] [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.