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Stories from RuNet Echo from February, 2011

Russia: Police Receives Right to Close Websites Without Court Order

Russia: Bloggers Deconstruct Isolationist Propaganda

As Russia is approaching another election cycle (in 2011 Russians are supposed to elect the Parliament and in 2012 – the president) the voices of state propagandists get louder. The...

Russia: Internet Freedom As Cold War 2.0

Gregory Asmolov analyzes bloggers' reactions to the Internet Freedom speech by Hillary Clinton.

Russia: One-Person Rallies by the Embassy of Libya

Russia: Ulyanovsk News Portal Under Attack for Exposing Politician

Russia: Blog Mapping Project Launches

Russia: Photos of “Putin's Palace” Published by Bloggers

Russia: Popular Social Network Opens Its Profiles to Everybody

Russia: New .РФ Domains Could Be Sold Illegaly

Russia: Famous AI Specialist Says Election 2018 Will be Won Online

Russia: Yakutia's Drinking Water; World's Deepest Ice Shaft

Russia: Photos From Coal Miners’ Towns in Perm Region

Russia: Recreating a Traditional Village Hospital

Russia: Blogger Pays for Badmouthing Putin Online

Rapid development of RuNet in recent years has only stared testing the limits of what one can say online. But the army of bloggers and their enthusiastic efforts to defend...

Russia: “Danilkingate” – or “Parfyonov/Volochkova Syndrome”

Russia: 2011 State Budget Funding for Media Companies

Russia: Government Officials Dismissed for Compromising Online Photos

Russia: Reactions to the “Safe Internet League”

Russia: Old and New Media Censorship Tactics

Russia: Blogger Detained for Spreading Bombing Rumors

Masha Egupova analyzes the cases of Ilya Korol, Far East blogger who got detained for a terroristic act rumor, and the new government initiatives that are aimed to monitor and...

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