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Stories from RuNet Echo from May, 2019

27 May 2019

Russia: Kommersant staff walk out in protest of censorship, triggering journalism ethics debate

Advox

The entire politics desk of Kommersant, several dozen people in total, has since resigned out of solidarity with their colleagues.

13 May 2019

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina: ‘Even in Russia, social media is still an effective method for uniting people’

Masha Alyokhina talks art, activism, and feminism in Russia -- and why a new cold war is coming.

7 May 2019

New Russian documentary brings the horrors of the Gulag to the YouTube generation

Despite the best efforts of Yuri Dud, alongside those of countless other civic activists, Russia will probably remain deeply conflicted over Stalin’s legacy many years from now.

4 May 2019

Too big to be anonymous? Russian journalists unmask a famous anti-Kremlin blogger, sparking ethical debate

Advox

StalinGulag’s posts are usually acerbic, profanity-laden critiques of Russia's political system, generating thousands of likes and retweets.