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    In his speech, Putin remarked that no one apparently explained to Greta how complex and diverse the modern world is, and how problematic it would be for some African and Asian countries to switch to solar power, for example.

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has adjusted her bio on Twitter, setting it to “A kind but poorly informed teenager,” seemingly in response to remarks recently made by Russian President Vladimir Putin about her.

    During his speech at a plenary session of the Russian Energy Week, Putin said that he is “convinced that Greta is a kind and very sincere girl,” but argued that it is wrong to use children and teenagers to promote even noble goals, adding that he doesn’t “share the general enthusiasm about Greta Thunberg’s speech.”

    "After all, no one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and diverse, and is developing rapidly. People in Africa or in many Asian countries want to live at the same standards as in Sweden. And how is this done? Should they now start using solar energy, of which there is plenty in Africa? Has anyone explained to her what it costs?" Putin inquired.

    Commenting on this development, some netizens appeared puzzled by Greta’s new Twitter bio.

    ​Many others voiced their agreement with Putin on the matter.

    A number of people joked about the description of Greta as “kind”.

    And there were also those who opted to attack Thunberg’s critics instead.

    Earlier, Greta Thunberg responded to Donald Trump’s remarks regarding her in a similar fashion, setting her Twitter profile to “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future” after the US president described her as such.

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