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Stories from RuNet Echo from June, 2016

29 June 2016

Belarusians Get Naked and Get to Work. (President's Orders.)

Belarusian Internet users have been taking off their clothes in the workplace, after President Lukashenka's video address went viral.

28 June 2016

The Men Behind Moscow's Hidden Bathroom Cameras and the Woman Who's Fighting Back

RuNet Echo translates a new investigative report by the Russian independent news channel TV Rain about a network of hidden cameras operating in women's restrooms throughout Moscow.

24 June 2016

Vladimir Putin's ‘Favorite Chef’ Is Linked to Attacks on Journalists and Opposition Members

Victims believe they're are being targeted because of texts and photos they've shared on social media. This, apparently, has been enough to enrage certain anonymous, self-proclaimed “patriots.”

23 June 2016

Russian Activists and Industry Speak Out Against New Draconian ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Laws

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The new comprehensive amendments threaten Russian Internet users' privacy and anonymity by cracking down on encryption and beefing up surveillance measures.

21 June 2016

Russian TV Journalist Tells Man to Work Harder, If He Can't Afford a Vacation

Petr Zamkovoi has almost 13,000 times fewer Twitter followers, but TV journalist Vladimir Soloviev still found the time to lecture him about hard work and providing for one's family.

20 June 2016

Russia Mulls A ‘National Big Data Operator’ to Control Internet User Data

Russian officials are considering the creation of a "national big data operator" that would control how Russian Internet users' data is being used, stored and protected.

18 June 2016

Russian State Censor Can Now Un-Delegate Website Domain Names Extrajudicially

The Russian state Internet regulator, Roscomnadzor, has been grated the power to un-delegate domain names for websites found to host child pornography without a court order.

17 June 2016

The Wild World of Telegram Stickers

It’s Friday and today we’re going to write about stickers—not just any stickers, but the stickers that have been flooding the instant messenger app Telegram for the past year.

13 June 2016

What It's Like to Be a Lesbian in Russia, the Day After the Orlando Massacre

When it comes to LGBT issues, investigative journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is one of the most prominent voices in Russia.

9 June 2016

How Russians Learned to Laugh About the End of Money

Spontaneous encounters with ordinary citizens are always difficult for politicians, and Dmitry Medvedev—whose greatest political asset has been his absence of charisma—handled a recent incident as awkwardly as you'd expect.

8 June 2016

Immersive VR Documentary on Ukrainian Chernobyl Fully Funded on Kickstarter

A virtual reality documentary about the Ukrainian Chernobyl exclusion zone using 360-degree video technology has been fully funded on Kickstarter.

7 June 2016

Be Ready to Scream on Facebook, Before Signing Up for Moscow's Car-Sharing Services

Moscow's Zipcar equivalent is trying to show customers that it's listening. This comes after an Internet scandal where it didn't look like a great listener.

6 June 2016

Russian Blogger Arrested After Helping US Journalists Report on Olympic Real Estate in Sochi

A Russian blogger has been arrested after working with an HBO film crew to report on the real estate situation in the wake of the Sochi Olympics.

3 June 2016

What It's Like to Come Forward About Sexual Harassment in the Russian Opposition

Arguments between oppositionists about the best organizing strategies are not uncommon in Russia. What happened next, however, was uncommon. A campaign worker went public with sexual-harassment allegations.

1 June 2016

Russian Strip Club Threatens to Take Job-Hunting Website to Court for Refusing to Publish Dancer Vacancy

A Russian striptease club is threatening to take a job-hunting website to court over the latter's refusal to publish a job ad for a show ballet dancer at the club.

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