The social media site said that the account, @putinRF_eng, was suspended after a “valid report” it received from Russian officials.
“We suspended @putinRF_eng for impersonation based on a valid report we received from Russian officials,” the company wrote in a tweet, citing its impersonation policy.
As of earlier this month the account had more than 1 million followers and mostly tweeted about the Russian president’s appearances. The account was created in November 2012.
A spokesperson for the social media site told Reuters that the account was not affiliated with Putin.
There is an official account for the Kremlin, @KremlinRussia_E.