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Chechnya’s Kadyrov Launches Twitter Account

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has opened an official Twitter account, the North Caucasus Republic’s government said on Wednesday.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has opened an official Twitter account, the North Caucasus Republic’s government said on Wednesday.

“The account is @RKadyrov. Ramzan Kadyrov has nothing to do with other accounts in social networks attributed to the head of the Chechen Republic,” the government said.

The account, which currently has only two tweets, has collected more than 2,000 followers in just a few hours.

Kadyrov already has a blog on Livejournal, launched in 2010. However, he has not posted any new entries since July 2011.

The Chechen leader opened the Twitter account following a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who has several accounts on popular social networks.