In the last 12 months, the Russian population of the popular micro-blogging site Twitter have multiplied sixfold, making it the fifth fastest-growing online resource for Russian users. The President, Dmitry Medvedev, signed up for the site last June, and this has inspired many other prominent Russian cabinet ministers and officials to do the same, adding further fuel to the fire. Many believe that this has been a catalyst for Twitter’s sudden burst of popularity in Russia.
In fact, Twitter has so taken Russia by storm that Russian bloggers are now pushing for a Russian interface for the site, which will help Twitter become even more popular in Russian-speaking countries.
A delegation consisting of several popular Russian bloggers and a handful of officials will be attending a meeting with Twitter’s staff later this month.