Stories from RuNet Echo from July, 2016
30 July 2016
RuNet Echo asked more than a dozen leading RuNet voices to offer their interpretations of why most RuNet users seem not to care about allegations that Moscow hacked the DNC.
29 July 2016
As if by magic, Google Maps has changed some town names in Crimea overnight—but now the company says it will reverse the changes for the Russian version of Maps.
24 July 2016
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the third installment.
23 July 2016
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the second installment.
22 July 2016
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the first installment.
18 July 2016
Love Soviet cartoons? These Russian artists reimagined the beloved characters as creatures in the Pokémon Go game. Gotta catch all the Cheburashkas!
14 July 2016
Internet users in Russia are ganging up on long jumper Darya Klishina for agreeing to compete in the Rio Summer Olympics under a neutral flag.
13 July 2016
“Lentach,” one of the RuNet’s hippest, edgiest, occasionally racist, and thoroughly irreverent news communities, is on the rocks.
12 July 2016
11 July 2016
This ninth and final entry takes the tools and instructions we've been studying and applies them to a single case study: last year's wildfires in the Siberian city of Chita.
9 July 2016
The Russian government blocked four websites on July 8 that published calls to boycott parliamentary elections this September, along with broader plans for protests to disrupt the voting.
8 July 2016
A Quarter of a Century Ago, the USSR Went Nuts for Its First McDonald’s. Now That Joy Belongs to Siberia.
While the world's biggest fast-food chain might no longer thrill the denizens of modern-day Moscow, McDonald's is still breaking new ground elsewhere in Russia.
6 July 2016
Nobody likes canceling their plans, and the day Moscow banned an enormously popular music festival was the day Russian Facebook users transformed into apparent experts on event management.
5 July 2016
According to a Rostov court, Detective Eliseev wanted to advance his career and win bonus pay by faking “time-consuming inspection work” and framing a man for extremism.
A Facebook hashtag started by a Ukrainian activist is overflowing with users sharing their stories and experiences of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and domestic violence.
4 July 2016
RuNet Echo reviews the seven most memorable moments of Pavel Astakhov's career, as we part with Russia's longtime children's rights commissioner.
1 July 2016
Telegram's known security flaws do not explain why Anna Gorbacheva, whose device never belonged to anyone associated with TV Rain, suddenly began receiving notifications of the team's private messages.
A single, poorly worded question displaying insensitive nonchalance after a tragedy appears to be the downfall of Russia's commissioner of children's rights.