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Rogozin Quits Facebook and Twitter

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday that he would no longer maintain his Facebook and Twitter pages.

"Friends, I have decided that from here on out I will not update this page personally. My colleagues in the military-industrial sector will acquaint you with news and projects of the defense industry on it. Sincerely, Dmitry Rogozin," he wrote on Twitter on Monday.

A similar message appeared on Rogozin's Facebook account.

Meanwhile, over 120 comments appeared on Rogozin's Facebook page in response to the news, with many followers saying they were sorry to hear about it.

"You cannot do this to your readers," one follower said. "We want jokes and irony and statements, your personal opinion, which then all the news will write about!"

Another follower said on Facebook that he "wails and mourns."

Dmitry Rogozin started his Twitter account in October 2009. At the time of his final message,

Rogozin had over 124 subscribers. The deputy had written 11,646 tweets, according to Lenta.ru.

Rogozin was one of the first Russian politicians to take to Twitter, and over the years he commented on many events, such as the Chelyabinsk meteorite and Madonna's visit to Russia.

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