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

He made history when he became the first Hollywood celebrity to join the Russian answer to Facebook.

And just days after signing up to Vkontakte, Tom Cruise is being dubbed the new king of Russian social media.

Announcing the creation of his Vkontakte account on Twitter page he told fans: " is a European social network w/100mil users & we just launched a profile," the message read, followed by "Увидимся там!" ("We'll see you there!" in Russian.)

Although the Mission Impossible star has mainly been using the site to promote his new science fiction film Oblivion, in which he stars alongside Morgan Freeman and Ukrainian-born actress Olga Kurylenko as a spaceship repairman on a post-apocalyptic Earth, his move to Vknotakte has been regarded as a gesture for overseas fans.

The news sparked a fan frenzy in Russia and around the globe.

One said: "Cool. Love him"

"Good for him!! Russians may save the world," said another.

Cruise, 50, has attracted over 63,000 followers to the site, which claims 40 million visitors daily.

He has been brushng up on his Russian to improve communication.

"Hey Guys, We opened up the wall for a bit this morning, (It's 10:33am PT in L.A.!), cause we wanted to hear from you and interact a bit with you. You guys are awesome!" a recent post reads.

Oblivion is set for releases in Russia on 11 April.