Stories from RuNet Echo from December, 2017
The Campaigning Dead: Deceased Users’ Profiles Post Pro-Putin Messages on a Russian Social Network
Most of Vkontakte accounts belonging to deceased Russians posting pro-Putin messages have been suspended. Vkontakte’s management, approached by reporters for comment, said these accounts had been hacked by unknown perpetrators.
Russian Atomic Regulator's Foray into Meme-Making Fails to Quench Rumors of Nuclear Leaks
"No one is chastising Ruthemium, or even Ruthenium-106. They’re chastising Rosatom for contradictory information and for jokes like this instead of a serious investigation into the accident."
Russians Are Unimpressed With the 2018 Presidential Election Logo (and Have Ideas for Improvement)
So far, the logo challenge has been the most exciting part of the campaign where Putin is expected to run and win even by his most vocal opponents.