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Twitter to Go Cyrillic

The microblogging service Twitter will get a Russian-language interface, though the date for its implementation is not set, RIA-Novosti reported Tuesday, citing the project’s administrators.

The announcement was made during a three-hour meeting between Twitter executives and Russian bloggers in San Francisco on Monday.

Twitter also plans to localize its search and “trending” services for Russian users, as well as allow them to make posts via text messages, the report said.

There are currently about 430,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts, compared with 183,000 in March, RIA-Novosti said. One account belongs to President Dmitry Medvedev.

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