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Putin's First Tweet Recalls Warmer Relationship with Obama

Twitter's newest feature recalls warmer days between the presidents of the United States and Russia.
Image: Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Ahhh, the happy days of November 2012, when Barack Obama was a freshly re-elected president and Vladimir Putin was handing out congratulations on Twitter.

Twitter turned eight on Friday, and the social-media giant rolled out a new feature this week that allows users to go back and view their very first tweet. Some are better than others, including the Russian president's first offering after Obama's re-election: