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Medvedev, Now on Instagram

…He made Instagram boring. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

Last week, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev created an Instagram account to share photos with everybody who was interested in his everyday life. He did this while on his way to the G8 summit.

Dmitry Medvedev has now been on Instagram for only a few days, but has accumulated an ever-growing following of over 15,000 people. Medvedev’s Instagram posts are exported to Medvedev’s Twitter and Facebook, so no one misses anything about the life of Russian Prime Minister. Among his first photos, @damedvedev has uploaded the ones from the G8 summit in 2012, that took place last week in Camp David. On the night of May 21, he added a couple of TV screen shots to fix the moment when Russians won the Hockey World Cup.

Russia’s ex-president and now-Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev is known to be an active Internet user and blogger from the time of his Presidency. Apart from Twitter and Instagram, he also has accounts on Livejournal, Facebook and Vkontakte.

What strikes you about Medvedev’s Instagram is that… it’s not hip. The service is said to be “fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos”. But the PM’s account is nowhere near that. Medvedev and his team seem to have sucked the life out of the hip app:

It’s a long road. Jet Lag. Will work in the evening.
Now I’m on Instagram. Flying over to Washington for the G8.
Now we’re there
Now we’re there

In an helicopter to Camp David
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Negotiation with Barack Obama, outdoors
A break during G8. Watching Bayern — Chelsea
Back home

A major stock-raising enterprise is created in Bryansk region
(commented in English, sic!) Real Bryansk cowboy

Victory! Good job!

Dmitry Medvedev has changed drastically since his demotion to PM: he looks sad, drawn and, probably, has lost his social media secretary to Putin. If so, maybe it is for the better. At least now we can be sure that he posts to his accounts on his own.

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