Stories from RuNet Echo from November, 2013
28 November 2013
Blogger Alexey Navalny has launched a new attack against five prominent Russian politicians, accusing them bribe-taking and failing to declare vast property holdings that include opulent mansions located outside Moscow.
26 November 2013
Lenin’s Mausoleum is no longer the most imposing structure in Moscow’s Red Square. From now until January 19, that honor belongs to a 20-foot-tall Louis Vuitton advertisement.
25 November 2013
22 November 2013
20 November 2013
Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.
19 November 2013
18 November 2013
Ethnic nationalism now seems to be enjoying a renaissance in Russia. The nationalist theme is especially pronounced in RuNet commentary, and Anglophone Russia bloggers have noticed this trend, too.
15 November 2013
Petr Pavlensky, the political artist who recently nailed his scrotum the pavement in Red Square, now faces the same “hooliganism” charges at the center of the Pussy Riot trial.
14 November 2013
Are modern hospitals shown on television fakes rolled out to bamboozle VIPs like Prime Minister Medvedev?
12 November 2013
One of Russia's most infamous artists has staked his scrotum to the cobblestones outside Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square. How have Russians reacted?
11 November 2013
10 November 2013
8 November 2013
7 November 2013
A Vladivostok maternity ward reignited Russia’s immigrant debate, when obstetricians refused to admit a woman in labor, because she lacked both health insurance and money to pay the delivery fee.
6 November 2013
Russians are no strangers to terrorism, but there's always something strange about every passing anniversary of the country's worst terrorist attacks.
3 November 2013
2 November 2013
Every year in Russia, ironically on the “Unity Day” holiday, the country’s nationalists stage a march in Moscow. This year, Russia's leading blogger—a nationalist—won't be attending. Why not?
1 November 2013
In the latest news from Russia's slow but inexorable march to tighter control over the Internet, the Russian security apparatus is expanding its surveillance requirements for Russian ISPs.