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Stories from RuNet Echo from July, 2011

Russia: US Support of Opposition?

Russia: News as Rap

Ukraine: Collapse of Government Policies

Russia: Policeman that Promised to “Rob and Kill” Dismissed

Russia: While LiveJournal Experiences DDoS Attack (Again), Users to Twitter and Facebook

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....

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,...

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'...

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...

Russia: Online Effort to Discredit Environmentalists Exposed

Russia: President Medvedev's Gadgets Evaluated in a YouTube Video

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.

Russia/Belarus: Two More ‘Revolutionary’ Initiatives Appear Online

Russia: Internet Audience Continues to Grow Rapidly

Russia: Notorious Foundation Clashes with “Forbes”

Russia: New Statistics of Social Network Users

Russia: Photoblogger Covers Drug Addiction in Afghanistan

Russia: Government Company to Bring Internet to Largest Island in Norway

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