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Russia: Kremlin Removes Re-Tweet From Presidential Account

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Elections, Governance, Politics, RuNet Echo

RuNetizens were surprised to see president Medvededv re-tweet a message [1] [ru] with cursing against bloggers. The re-tweet was removed, but Kremlin published [2] an explanation that “illegal engagement with presidential account has been made” and that “those responsible will be punished.” Vedomosti¬†reminded [3] [ru]¬†that recently Medveved had complained he couldn't respond to unpleasant comments using the “same words” and called for his supporters to do it.