Fake US envoy`s tweets spark ire in Russia
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Last Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 00:04
Some mischievous fakery on Twitter has briefly caused a flare-up in already strained US-Russian relations.

That tweet sparked indignant responses from, among others, Russian presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich.

The real McFaul hastily issued messages distancing himself from his disguised online doppelganger.

Dvorkovich tweeted his relief, but likely not before the damage was done.

Putin supporters have routinely accused the US and McFaul personally of being behind the unprecedented protests against his rule.


First Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 00:04

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