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Stories from RuNet Echo from August, 2010

Russia: Video Depicting the Real Details of Putin's Trip

Far East bloggers share video depicting [RUS] details of Vladimir Putin's recent trip to Russia's Far East [EN] on Lada Kalina, a new model of the Russian car factory. The video shows...

Russia: Bloggers Outraged by Putin's Interview

Recent interview [RUS] of Vladimir Putin to Kommersant newspaper outraged many bloggers. They accuse Putin of a lie [RUS], ignorance [RUS], deliberate substitution [RUS] of the terms “police state” and...

Russia: Online Cooperation as an Alternative for Government?

Gregory Asmolov analyzes causes of the highly successful cooperation within the Russian online community during the recent wildfires crisis and examines whether online collaboration can provide a sustainable alternative for...

Russia: Adventures of Israeli Blogger in Russian Hospital

Sometimes it takes a foreigner blogging about her experiences in a hospital to pinpoint the "shocking truth" about your country.

Russia: Interview With RT's Peter Lavelle

An interview with RT's Peter Lavelle – at Sublime Oblivion.

Russia: “Jailbird Moms”

A Good Treaty writes about two Russian “jailbird moms” – Anna Shavenkova and Yulia Kruglova: “Two court cases in recent weeks have given Russia’s bruised citizenry a few additional reminders...

Russia: West Nile Virus Hits Volgograd Region

LJ user alliruk writes [RUS] that the South of Russia may turn into Africa because of the global warming. After listing recent unusual epidemics outbreaks in the Volgograd region, he...

Russia: Khimki Forest and Bono's “Intervention”

Natalia Antonova comments on Bono's role in the resolution of the Khimki forest situation during his visit to Moscow earlier this week: “There was an “intervention” on behalf of Bono...

Russia: Blog Roundup at SiberianLight

Russia Blog Roundup has become a regular feature at Siberian Light again; Aug. 27 installment is here.

Russia: Bono Sings Together with Opposition Musician

Bono's (U2) visit to Russia [EN] turned out to be a highly politicized event. Some complain [RUS], Bono didn't tell Medvedev about the Khimki Forest Park, some admire his joint...

Russia: Noize MC's New Song

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical writes about rapper Noize MC's new song: “After spending 10 days in jail for performing a song mocking police at a music festival in Volgograd, the...

Russia: “Where's Your Rabbi?”

Oleg Klimov posts two photos from Birobidzhan in Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region – and shares this short conversation (RUS) with a guard at the local synagogue: “‘Where's your rabbi?’ –...

Russia: Porsche Cayenne and Firefighting

The Moscow Diaries re-posts LJ user fichetto‘s photos (RUS) of a 2007 Porsche Cayenne of Yevgeny Chernyshev, head of Moscow's firefighting service – “retrofitted to…fight fires?”

Russia: Soviet History and Tetris

Siberian Light shares “A Complete History of the Soviet Union, Arranged to the Melody of Tetris” video, found via Global Dashboard.

Russia: Kaliningrad Politics

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical and A Good Treaty (here and here) cover the Kaliningrad governor situation.

Russia: Blog Posts on Hospital in Russian Town Lead to Debates on Russian Healthcare

A blogger from Israel with Russian roots was unfortunate enough to get sick while visiting her relatives in Russia. Her recollections and pictures of a hospital in the city of...

Russia: Bloggers Accuse Pro-Kremlin Youth Leader in Minor Abuse

Vasiliy Yakemenko [RUS], a leader of “Nashi” and director of the Federal Youth Agency, has been accused [RUS] by bloggers of having sex with a 17-year-old female activist of the...

Russia: LiveJournal Communities as a Transparency Tool

Alexey Sidorenko explores how LiveJournal communities are being used to promote transparency and accountability in Russia.

Russian Internet Surveillance Allegedly Hacked

Bloggers discuss alleged hack-attack [RUS] on the government surveillance system (SORM [EN]) that traces government e-mails. The Russian Federal Security Service acknowledged the attack but denied any rumors that sensitive...

Russia: More Bloggers Join Discussion on Russian Nationalism

Paul Goble mentions [EN] the article of Valery Solovey on nazdem.info that predicts [RUS] the rise of new type of Russian nationalism tied to democratic ideas. LJ user ammosov says...

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