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Stories from RuNet Echo from December, 2010

Russia: Internet 2010 Overview

2010 highlighted several important trends of Russian Internet. Online audience grows very fast with people getting more news online and actively using social networks. In a lot of ways, 2010...

Russia: Media Coverage of Khodorkovsky Verdict

Russia: Informal Medvedev Election Trailer Realeased Online

Russia: Regional Minister Hired Through Internet

Russia: Author of Wildfires Internet Meme is Prosecuted by Police

U.S.A.: Liveblogging in the Middle of New York Storm

Russia: How Vladivostok Christmas Tree Craziness Made Me Laugh

People in Vladivostok never lose their sense of humor. Otherwise one would be in the perpetual state of depression. They laugh about everything from nerve-racking traffic jams and alarming snow...

Russia: Is Internet Guilty of Organizing Nationalistic Riots?

Russian media and blogosphere ponder who is responsible for the nationalists’ riots in Moscow in mid-December. But the authorities found their own scapegoat – the Internet.

Russia: List of Regional Governors’ Online Tools

Belarus: More on the Post-Election Situation

Russia: Media Coverage of Manezh Riots

Russia: Newspaper Announces Its Partnership with Wikileaks

Hal Roberts’ Commentary on Internet Censorship in Belarus

Belarus: Tweets and Pictures of Another Post-Election Rallies

Belarus: Users Are Redirected to Fake Opposition Websites

Belarus: Presidential Election Day Ends in Protests and Crackdown

December 19, the 2010 presidential election day in Belarus, ended in mass protests, arrests and violent clashes with the riot police in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Below is a...

Belarus: Gmail, Twitter, LiveJournal, Facebook and other Sites Blocked

Russia: Studying Online Mobilization of the Manezh Riots

Recent riots on Manezhnaya Square next to the Kremlin showed that Russian soccer fans have become a powerful community who can mobilize thousands very quickly around an event. Last week,...

Russia: Police Intensifies Surveillance ‘to Prevent Calls to Violence’

Russia: Photos and a Testimony of the Clashes in Moscow

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