Stories from RuNet Echo from August, 2013
30 August 2013
It seems likely that Russia’s fourth largest city, Yekaterinburg, will soon have as its mayor Evgeny Roizman, one of Russia’s most peculiar public figures.
28 August 2013
At the end of July, Moscow's Governor proposed a new detention center for illegal immigrants on a former military base near the Yegoryevsky district. Not everyone is thrilled.
27 August 2013
Russia's best-known political blogger earned his fame fighting corruption in the private sector, but may now face five years' jail time on (possibly trumped-up) embezzlement charges. In the meantime, he's...
26 August 2013
23 August 2013
Information has emerged showing Navalny’s ownership of an active real estate company in Montenegro, established in 2007 and undeclared when he registered as a candidate for Moscow's mayor’s race.
22 August 2013
As regional races heat up with less than a month to go before the September 8, 2013 election day, Russia's opposition parties are engaging in their usual tactics of attacking...
19 August 2013
18 August 2013
15 August 2013
Moscow police forced entry into a flat used by pro-Navalny activists, cutting down their reinforced door after they refused to let anyone in without a search warrant.
13 August 2013
Russia's Attorney General announced that it has partly corroborated a complaint against Alexey Navalny’s online fundraising methods, claiming they violate the country's campaign finance laws.
12 August 2013
10 August 2013
9 August 2013
Last week, 37 Russian Internet-industry entrepreneurs tried to shatter the taboo about mixing business and politics by endorsing Alexey Navalny's run for mayor of Moscow.
8 August 2013
After last week’s police raids on outdoor markets throughout Moscow, thousands of allegedly illegal migrants have been detained and placed in makeshift camps.
6 August 2013
Snowden's decision to hitch his wagon to Putin's makes opposition and human rights activists uneasy, while his status as a defected "spy" alienates many of Putin's supporters.
1 August 2013
A Russian blogger gets into trouble with local authorities after he reposts pictures of half-naked patrons, engaged in striptease contests and public sex acts, from a nightclub's social networking page.