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Tweeters catty over reports Medvedev's pet fled

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Russians who view President Dmitry Medvedev as Vladimir Putin's lapdog flashed their claws over news reports that Medvedev's cat had run away.

Medvedev, attending a summit in India, tweeted late Wednesday that the fluffy feline named Dorofei wasn't missing after all. But by then it was too late to stem a deluge of catty remarks on Twitter, where the pet was a top Russian topic.

One user said Dorofei wanted to teach his master how to be independent. Another posted a doctored photo of Putin in a fur hat with cat's ears and the caption: "Dorofei? No, haven't seen him."

Although Putin left the Kremlin in 2008 and shifted into the premier's job, he has far overshadowed Medvedev. Putin recently won election to a new term as president and has promised to name Medvedev premier.

 

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