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Stories from RuNet Echo from April, 2010

Russia: “Burnt By the Box Office”

Russia: More Commentary on Sex Video Scandal

Russia: Russian Authorities Want to Block 2,000 Web sites

Russia, Poland: The Truth About Katyn

Russia: “The Sirens of Russia”

Russia: Medvedev Twitter Accounts

Russia: Authorities Inspect Major Social Network

Russia: Internet Development in Regions

Russia: The ‘Little Blue Buckets’ Protest

Russia: Volcanic Eruption Provokes Cooperation and Jokes

Two days passed since Mother Nature showed its power to mankind letting the Icelandic volcano with unpronounceable name “Eyjafjallajökull” fill the European aerospace with ashes. As the ash cloud went...

Russia: New Book About Livejournal Announced

Russia: Facebook to Open Office

Kyrgyzstan: A Photo Report From Bishkek

Russia: Eyewitness Story Of Polish Plane Crash in Smolensk

Russia: Reactions to the Polish Tragedy

April 10, 2010, the day that should have started a new era in the Russian-Polish relations, brought tragic news instead. Airplane with the highest Polish establishment on board crashed in...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss Andrzej Wajda's “Katyń” Movie

For the first time in Russian history, Andrzej Wajda's “Katyń” (2007) has been aired on Russian public television channel “Kultura” -- thus leading to online discussions on Stalin regime, historical...

Kyrgyzstan: Social Media Create and Fight Information Overload

The coverage of recent bloody events in Kyrgyzstan by online and traditional media caused information overload that made it very difficult to create a consistent picture. That is why bloggers...

Kyrgyzstan: The “Archived” Revolution

On April 6th, Kyrgyzstan was hit by mass protests which eventually led to the overthrow of the government as well as many deaths. While the internet did not play a...

Russia: Expat Bloggers List

Russian Government to Develop National Search Engine

Why would the Russian government try to develop its own search engine? Bloggers and Internet experts in the country attempt to come up with explanations and possible implications of that...

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