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MOSCOW, June 2. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday announced the opening of the ministry’s official Instagram account, showing a video clip about peregrine birds living on the roof of the ministry’s building.
"We constantly expand the presence of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and its foreign institutions in social networks. One may already speak of some kind of a corporate network," Zakharova said, recalling that the institution is represented on VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.
"It seems to me that we have been long expected there [in Instagram], judging by the number of fake accounts. Today we are launching a real account," she said.
"It can be said that our accounts have their own face, their own profile, peculiarities," Zakharova said. "I think that in Instagram we will post materials that will open another facet of our work and life."
In connection with the opening of the account of the Foreign Ministry, Zakharova told a story "from the ministry’s life."
"Not long ago we learnt that peregrine birds live on the roof, on the spire of the Foreign Ministry high riser. They settled there," she said. In her words, "Russian ornithologists showed interest in the story; they regularly come and analyze the behavior of the 'Foreign Ministry pets'."
Showing a video clip about the life of birds on the roof of the ministry, Zakharova said that "from today on, it will be possible to monitor the life of peregrines in the Foreign Ministry’s Instagram account."