Social Media Tsarnaev Brothers

Social Media Tsarnaev Brothers

On Monday April 15th, two bombs exploded next to the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Two suspects were identified: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his younger borther Dzhokar, 19. Boston police led an extensive manhunt in the city during the past few days which led to the killing of the elder brother and the capture of the 19 years old brother.

You can find many personal accounts in the name of the Chechen Tsarnaev brothers on social media platforms but, many of them are fake. In the mean time, classmates and friends of the suspects confirmed the authenticity of few accounts that you can see below.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev Social Media Accounts:

VKontakte: or VKontakte is the “Russian version of Facebook” on which the younger Tsarnaev was present but not very active (Check his account). Here is a screenshot of his profile:

Dzhokar Tsarnaev VKontakte

Ironically, on March 19th 2012, Dzhokar posted the following joke on his profile:

A Dagestani, a Chechen, and an Ingush man are sitting in a car.
Question: Who is driving?
Answer: The police.


The Twitter presence of Dzhokar Tsarnaev (Check his account) is much more interesting as he was active till two days after the bombing. Here is a selection of some interesting tweets:

His tweet two hours after the attack.

One of his tweets the day after the event.

His reply to one of the victims picture.

His tweet two days after the bombing.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Social Media Accounts:


The only official account of Tamerlan Tsarnaev to be verified is his YouTube channel on which we can found playlists entitled “Terrorists”, “Islam” and “Timur Mucuraev” (A Chechen singer).

Tamerlan Tsarnaev YouTube Channel