An 89-year-old WWII veteran in southern Russia has started a blog on the social networking site LiveJournal, local media said on Friday.
"I am used to being in step with the times and discovering new technologies," Gennady Ganushkin wrote in his first blog. "That's why I became a blogger."
The veteran soon attracted attention for being one of the oldest LiveJournal users.
"People like you deserve honor and respect; I will definitely follow you," user virferry wrote.
Ganushkin, who will turn 90 in August, was a pilot during World War II and served on the Soviet-Chinese border.
According to official LiveJournal.com statistics, users aged over 55 make up only 0.26% of the total 270 million users.
MOSCOW, July 30 (RIA Novosti)