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Stories from RuNet Echo from July, 2011

26 July 2011

Russia: Megafon/Yandex Text Message Leak

Russia: Bloggers Find Street Shooter

Bloggers across the Russian Internet were quick to respond with posts and information after well-known photo-blogger Dmitry Ternovsky was shot at recently on a highway in the southeast of Moscow....

25 July 2011

Belarus: East and West and Nothing in Between?

"East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." This chronically misused Kipling phrase seems to catch the realities for an increasing number of Belarusians, who,...

22 July 2011

Russia: “Double-Entry Bookkeeping” in Moscow State University

Russia: Envisioning the “Cloud Democracy” Utopia

'Cloud Democracy' is the title of the new book written by Leonid Volkov and Fyodor Krasheninnikov, two political bloggers from the Urals region of Russia. The book displays the authors'...

21 July 2011

Is Russia's Political “Black Hole” About to Reach Tipping Point?

In December 2011 Russian voters will elect a new parliament, and than in March 2012 a new (or perhaps, not so new) president. Analysts predict that the upcoming elections threaten...

19 July 2011

Russia: Women ‘Rip For Putin’ As Election Campaign War Begins

Russian 2012 presidential candidate Vladimir Putin is quickly catching up with his supposed rival Dmitry Medvedev in engaging guerrilla marketing techniques and new media to boost his campaign.

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