I am reliably informed that Vladimir Putin has a Twitter account and that Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of only 22 Tweeters whom Putin follows.
Please see the video that Arnold Schwarzenegger sent via social media to the people of Russia, here at The Hollywood Reporter. His invocations not only of his father’s history but also of the inspiration that he derived from the Russian weightlifter, Yuri Petrovich Vlasov, were brilliant.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is very popular in Russia and has a substantial following there. Credit to Mr. Schwarzenegger, then, for using his influence where he knows he has it.