Instagram Featuring Dictators

 /  Dec. 6, 2013, 3:51 p.m.


Dictators on Instagram? This week, we look at some of the more entertaining moments on Instagram brought to you by Medvedev, Khamenei, and Kadyrov. In just a few posts, these unlikely users have shown us that they can be just as social media savvy as the most well trained face-booking and tweeting millennials.


The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev showed off his guns. Unlike Putin, he doesn't work out for the adoring public, so his guns were made out of metal by the Russian military-industrial complex.



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The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei posted a throwback photo this week making him quite possibly the oldest person to follow social network trends. And because he’s 74, we can overlook the fact that he didn't use a hash tag. Maybe next week though? (#hinthint)


Screenshot 2013-12-05 20.11.33Ramzan Kadyrov wished wealth and health to the “scariest officer” in the Chechen police squad. This officer is particularly dear to the leader of the Chechen Republic because he has put his life in danger and ‘gotten injured’ on multiple occasions. If anyone was wondering how to acquire the leader's respect, getting shot a couple times is apparently a viable option.


Ellen Rodnianski


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