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Stories from RuNet Echo from November, 2011

Russia: Creators of Election Violation Map Come Under Attack

With a week to go until Russia's parliamentary elections, the Golos election monitoring association has been experiencing unprecedented pressure, including a break-in by a television team, accusatory articles in major...

Russia: “Anti-Gay” Bill Postponed Till Nov. 30

Russia: Siberian Light's This Week in Russia Blogs #1

Russia: Digital Oppression Hits Web Forums as Election Approaches

As the Russian parliamentary election comes closer, dispersed attacks on regional discussion boards have turned into a massive wave of digital oppression. Alexey Sidorenko reports on several cases.

Russia: PM Putin Gets Booed – “End of an Era” or “Wishful Thinking”?

When Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stepped out to congratulate Mixed Martial Arts champion Fedor Emelianenko on November 20, he was visibly taken aback when he received a less than warm...

Georgia: Photoblogger Reports on Presidential Elections in South Ossetia

Russia: Kostroma Police Closes Discussion Board For Criticising Governor

Russia: Hidden Camera Reveals Illegal Electioneering in School

A scandal caused by a hidden camera recording at a school in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, has highlighted a serious problem in Russian schools: teachers campaigning for the ruling United Russia party.

Russia: Official List of Extremist (Forbidden) Materials Grows Over 1000 Items

Russia: FC Anzhi Makhachkala and the Yeltsin Era Money

The January 2011 acquisition of a Russian Premier League soccer team, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, by Suleyman Kerimov, a billionaire politician native to the volatile region of Dagestan, is the most...

Russia: Interview With LJ User Politrash-ru

Russia: Radical Feminist Band Dedicates Debut Clip to Arab Spring

Russia: Drug Control Service Goes After a Blogger Who Commented on Steve Jobs Taking Drugs

Russia: Police Re-Branding, So Far Online Only

Russia/Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Airlines Refuse to Check-In Russian Citizen with Armenian Surname

Russia: Hidden Political Messages in Well-Done YouTube Videos

Russia: Reactions to Arms Smuggler Viktor Bout's Conviction

Many citizen media outlets from around the world have captured the controversy surrounding the November 2 conviction of the Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout by an American jury. Donna Welles...

Russia: November 4th – a Day of Marches

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash

One well-known Georgian political blogger writes of his dilemma in being approached for payment for a blog post. Blogging for cash is a recent shady public relations phenomenon in Russia...

Russia: Gazeta.ru, Popular Semi-Independent Portal Launches English Version

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