Danger Room: #Warlord: Chechnya’s Boss-for-Life Joins Twitter

21.06.12

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Dmitry Medvedev and Ramzan Kadyrov. Press and Information Office of President of Russia photo.

Dmitry Medvedev and Ramzan Kadyrov. Press and Information Office of President of Russia photo.

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN

Twitter is where you hang out with friends and meet new people. Now you can hang out with brutal pro-Kremlin warlord Ramzan Kadyrov.

According to Russian news wire RIA Novosti, the Chechen president created a Twitter accountWednesday after meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s prime minister and former president. (Medvedev is an advocate of social media.) Kadyrov only sent two tweets the first day under the handle@RKadyrov. The first announced that Kadyrov was preparing to “meet with young people,” with no word on the results. Several hours later, Kadyrov announced he was taking questions.

Kadyrov also apparently had a problem with Twitter impostors. A statement from the Chechen government said the account is official, and “has nothing to do with other accounts in social networks attributed to the head of the Chechen Republic.”

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