“More so in real life,” Medvedev responded from his personal account, followed by a winking-eye emoji with a stuck-out tongue.

Navalny remarked in jest: “That’s how brave he is! A winner in life, who wins decisive victories!”

This appears to be the second time Medvedev has publicly responded to social media users this year.

In March, he extended greetings to another Instagram user who called Navalny a “political hitman” and criticized the opposition leader’s investigation because it was published on her birthday.

ACF used geotags on Medvedev’s Instagram account in its latest investigation, as well as in a 2016 report linking him to a luxurious summer home in Ivanovo region.