President of Russia Владимир Путин
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a personal Twitter account which was set up by his campaign staff at the end of January 2012. An English account @PutinRF_eng was added in November 2012. Vladimir Putin does not tweet himself and while the account descriptions explains his personal tweets are signed #VP, no tweet has yet carried his initials. The account merely broadcasts official news in Russian from the Kremlin’s website and in many respects is very similar to the official @KremlinRussia account. Tweets are form announcements of Vladimir Putin’s daily meetings and, unlike @KremlinRussia, there has been no engagement with other accounts. No @reply has ever been sent, although the account has started to use @mentions and @PutinRF even retweeted the office of the Finnish President @TPKanslia. Interestingly almost 73.8% of @PutinRF tweets are sent from an iPad. @PutinRF and @PutinRF_eng don’t follow any other peers.
Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)
|Most mentioned||@Pravitelstvo_RF (3), @BarackObama (2), @MedvedevRussia (1), @MID_RF (1).|
Владимир Путин: «Россия сосредотачивается – вызовы, на которые мы должны ответить» http://t.co/vyIvur8U— Владимир Путин (@PutinRF) January 27, 2012