Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched an official account in Russian on the “Telegram” messaging application.
Netanyahu’s advisor, Dmitry Gendelman, said in an interview with the Russian “Novosti” agency that the launch of the account is linked to the increased demand of users on this platform.
The account will be used to cover Netanyahu’s activities as the Israeli prime minister and leader of the Likud party.
This comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched his account on the app.
The founder of “Telegram”, the Russian businessman and information technology expert Pavel Dorov, indicated a jump in the number of new users of the application in recent days, after the pages of US President Donald Trump were blocked on all the leading social networking sites, such as “Twitter” and “Facebook”.