Hacked Medvedev Tweets Has Premier Yearning for Freedom

August 14, 2014 3:12 PM

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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s Twitter page was hacked today and peppered with posts, later disavowed by the Russian government’s press service, that claimed he’s resigning in shame and will become a photographer.

The posts began about 10 minutes after the markets opened at 10 a.m. in Moscow. The first read: “I am quitting. Ashamed of the government’s actions. Forgive me,” echoing the Facebook Inc. post of Deputy Economy Minister Sergei Belyakov who was fired last week after criticizing the government for hol...

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