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The Twitter feed of the Russian prime minister was hacked on Thursday to post false claims that Dmitry Medvedev had resigned to try his hand as a freelance photographer. The Russian-language profile, which boasts more than 2.5 million followers, was also updated with messages criticising Russia's president, Vladimir Putin. …

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"during the time Putin's political number two was president keeping the presidential seat warm for the Kremlin hard man."

well it's not like Russia has a long and distinguished history of democracy....

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If he catches them..... And he will.....

Expect a significant stay in Hotel Gulag

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True, but...

The UK's not exactly a shining example of an empowered populace, either. Easily distracted by 'Bread & Circuses"...

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Re: True, but...

"Easily distracted by 'Bread & Circuses' " is not really a worthy social commentary on any society, though. You might as well state "They are human beings". Show me a population *not* sedated by the proverbial bread and circuses.

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Maybe they can give Snowden a job as their new social media security advisor.

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"The UK's not exactly a shining example of an empowered populace, either. Easily distracted by 'Bread & Circuses'..."

I think you're mistakenly confusing the presence of slobs within a populace, with the absence of a rich set of political liberties.

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Doesn't it clearly show?

That anonymous access to public Wi-Fi is unacceptable in a modern society where it can be hijacked by all sorts of hooligans, extremists and maybe even Ukrainians? Good job it has now been made safely illegal in Russia. Oh... wait a minute...

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The banning electricity part was pretty funny.

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They are lucky electricity doesn't ban them... cause with Putin, it is pretty much Soviet Russia.

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I was going to make a snarky comment, but don't want to end up on the pointy end of an umbrella full of polonium-210.

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