Tom Cruise sets up page on Russian social network

March 22, 2013 by Max Seddon

(AP)—Tom Cruise has become the first Hollywood star to set up a page on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte.

The "Mission Impossible" actor's page appeared Friday, announced by a message on Twitter saying "See you there!" in Russian.

His profile picture is a poster for his new "Oblivion," which comes out in on April 11, two weeks before it opens in the U.S.

Cruise's page is a sign of Russia's increasing box office clout. Box office income rose 8 percent last year to $1.3 billion, the ninth-highest in the world, and is expected to grow 9 percent this year.

Vkontakte, which means "In Contact," dominates the Russian social media market with more than 40 million users—about 10 times as many as use Facebook.

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5 / 5 (4) Mar 22, 2013
Beware of the scientology cult leader.

He has publicly exposed himself as a raving lunatic on world wide television interviews.

He believes himself and all others to be possessed by multiple alien personalities.

You were warned.
3.7 / 5 (3) Mar 22, 2013
An extract from Janet Reitman's outstanding Rolling Stone Magazine article of February 23, 2006, titled "Inside Scientology":

"They assert that 75 million years ago, an evil galactic warlord named Xenu controlled seventy-six planets in this corner of the galaxy, each of which was severely overpopulated. To solve this problem, Xenu rounded up 13.5 trillion beings and then flew them to Earth, where they were dumped into volcanoes around the globe and vaporized with bombs. This scattered their radioactive souls, or thetans, until they were caught in electronic traps set up around the atmosphere and "implanted" with a number of false ideas including the concepts of God, Christ and organized religion. Scientologists later learn that many of these entities attached themselves to human beings, where they remain to this day, creating not just the root of all of our emotional and physical problems but the root of all problems of the modern world."
Scientologists believe this crap!
2.3 / 5 (3) Mar 22, 2013
You mean it isn't true?
3 / 5 (6) Mar 22, 2013
It is almost as stupid as Christianity.

"Scientologists believe this crap!" - Baudrunner

Yulia doesn't approve.

3 / 5 (1) Mar 23, 2013
Tom Cruise popular in Russia? The first time I ever heard of the guy he was playing a part shooting Soviet MIGs out of the sky!
3 / 5 (1) Mar 23, 2013
dominates the Russian social media market with more than 40 million users

Which is 35 percent of the population of Russia. Seems high. Are they all real?
3.7 / 5 (3) Mar 23, 2013
Scientology is useful to extent it provides visa for travel to other places. Russians are curious about the world and want to visit. It helps them appreciate the motherland. The religion itself is insignificant. My friends come to USA with xtian zealots and see the unhappiness and cultural malaise wrought by mindless consumerism and feral capitalism, and they are happy to leave at end of visa
dominates the Russian social media market with more than 40 million users
Which is 35 percent of the population of Russia. Seems high. Are they all real?
Russians are social because not always only think of themselves. Surprise only to foreigners
5 / 5 (1) Mar 23, 2013
Surprise only to foreigners
Certain countries are amazingly clueless about anyone they can't see front their front porch.
not rated yet Mar 27, 2013
Yulia doesn't approve.


Well, maybe I need a spanking..

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