Russian president’s blog tops 10,000 registered users

February 10th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Feb 10 (RIA Novosti) More than 10,000 people have registered at Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s personal video blog since it stared accepting comments less than a month back.

Medvedev has had a video blog on the Kremlin site since the fall of 2008, but the interactive service allowing visitors who register to leave their comments was launched Jan 12.

The president’s blog Monday had 10,219 registered users. A total of 4,764 comments left by 2,538 users had been published on the site.

In order to leave a comment on the president’s personal video blog, visitors have to register with the official Kremlin site. The registration process requires users to provide a screen name or name, and e-mail address.

Comments are only accepted in Russian and visitors could be denied access if they use abusive or foul language, or words that could promote hatred or discrimination towards minority groups or minors.

Visitors may also be denied access if they attempt to use the site for commercial or advertising purposes. Comments will be edited before being published to avoid grammatical and spelling mistakes, the site reads.

The Russian president has already posted six video messages on his blog, and said he planned to respond to some of the comments in future messages.

Medvedev has promoted the use of computers and internet in schools throughout Russia, and has three computer screens on his desk at his Kremlin office.

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