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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has expanded its presence in social networks on the Internet. At a meeting with his supporters - members of online communities - he opened his own account in Russian social network "VKontakte".
In the presence of bloggers Medvedev wrote via his iPad "Hi, So I'm in "VKontakte", which became first his record in the national social networks. The head of state used an iPad tablet and complained that there was a small hitch in the publication of greetings, although the Internet connection in the building of the Small arena, where the meeting took place, works well. A little later there was another note: "Thank you for your attention and gifts, I'm getting used to the style of "VKontakte". Good night all!".
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Page of Dmitry Medvedev is available at http://vkontakte.ru/dm. Two photo albums have been added to it so far. One of them ("Personal photographs") was updated on October 21, 2009, the second - ahead of a meeting with supporters. The president promised to stay online and expand its presence there. "The government must look to the web for supporters in order to make modern and relevant authorities, - Medvedev said. - If it does not have such supporters between the government and much of the people there's a huge gap growing. This is bad. I try to make an example".
Within two hours after Medvedev announced the opening of his account, more than 100 thousand people signed up to it. On the morning of November 10 there was almost 1 million subscribers.
For several years already Russian president had been writing in his blog in the "Live Journal" (18,000 subscribers). In June 2010, during a visit to the headquarters of "Twitter" in the U.S., he registered his own microblog (650,000 followers). Recently, the President made an account on Facebook (300,000 subscribers). He also has a video channel on "YouTube".
On October 20, when Mr. Medvedev said in a "Twitter-account" that he had "decided to write more in Facebook", creator of "VKontakte" Pavel Durov said in his microblog: "Your patriotism inspires Russian Internet industry." When the number of subscribers of presidential microblog exceeded half a million, Durov wrote: "By the way, in a Russian social network, you would have at least 10 times more subscribers".