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Stories from RuNet Echo from July, 2010

Russia: The First Case of YouTube Ban

Alexey Sidorenko writes about the Russian authorities' first attempt to ban YouTube.

Russia Tops Aggressive Internet Traffic Rating

Russia: Prosecutor That Banned Youtube Gives Interview

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Russia: Merging SVR and FSB; “Another Sexy Spy”

Russia: Online Cartoon Character – Mr. Freeman – Deconstructs Reality, Mocks Netizens

Gregory Asmolov writes about Mr. Freeman, a sarcastic, gloomy and enigmatic online cartoon character, who has made millions of young Russians think about the way they live their lives.

Russia: LiveJournal Under Fire Of Criticism for “Innovations”

Russia: Forest Park Defenders Attack Khimki City Administration

Russia: Reginal Court Blocks YouTube for Extremist Content

Russia: “Putin's Pee Joke”

Russia: “Putin-Jugend”

Russia: Blackout of the Social Network Triggers Twitter Panic

Russia: Ask a Search Engine About the Weather

Russia: First Cyrillic Word Tops Twitter Trends

Russia: Unknown People in Masks and Police Attack Environmentalists

Russia: Anti-Religious Online Group Closed

Russia: “Why Did They Kill Yuri Volkov?”

The murder of a TV journalist and football fan Yuri Volkov in the centre of Moscow on July 10, 2010, became a widely discussed event in the Russian blogosphere. A...

Russia: ‘Orthodoxy or Death’ to Degenerate Art?

"Orthodoxy or death!" is the war cry sounded in recent weeks as forces of religious reaction have entered into fierce battle with liberal arts, in an apparent Russian parallel to...

Russia: Roadtrip to Caucasus

Russia: Pictures of the Khimki Forest Defense

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