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Stories from RuNet Echo from January, 2019

26 January 2019

Russia's isolationist ‘sovereign internet’ bill worries experts and users alike

Experts have pointed to the colossal costs associated with building the infrastructure required, and lamented that this would only lead to further monopolization of the Russian internet provider market.

23 January 2019

Local radio station in Russia cancels interview with LGBT activists after threats to editor

Homophobic abuse online didn't put the editor off, but anonymous calls threatening violence against her guests did.

10 January 2019

Russian feminists flip the script on classic Soviet films

The generation of Russians now in their mid-30s is finding their parents' TV and film role models disappointing by the modern standards of relationships and gender equality.

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