Russian Foreign Ministry opens Facebook account

Russian Foreign Ministry Building Tower file photo

(Interfax – Moscow, February 21, 2013) The Russian Foreign Ministry has opened an official account in the social network Facebook, says a report published on the ministry’s website today.

“Topical information about the Russian foreign policy, archive materials about the history of the Russian diplomatic service, helpful information for countrymen and Russians staying abroad will be posted there. We expect that the page will become a popular ground for interactive communication,” the report says.

The ministry also noted that other pages positioning themselves as official resources of the Russian Foreign Ministry are not genuine. The account’s official address is: http://facebook.com/MIDRussia

The ministry has also an official account on the Twitter service.