Stories from RuNet Echo
20 March 2016
Russian journalists have founded a new independent trade union organization to boost professional solidarity and provide more support for reporters working in the country.
19 March 2016
For Twitter's 10-year anniversary, the Russian news outlet Kommersant collected dozens of "the most emblematic" tweets published throughout the platform's history. We picked out the ones coming from the RuNet.
17 March 2016
The Kremlin is so worried about internet circumvention tools it now seeks to make mere mentions of them illegal and introduce fines for "propaganda" of ways to access blocked websites.
16 March 2016
“Using modern Internet-advertising tools,” the website says, ”we delicately remind your boyfriend that it’s been some time since he’s gifted flowers, and point out that flowers are important to women.”
14 March 2016
Uber, the popular and contested taxi alternative, is now cooperating with the Moscow authorities and sharing their car movement data with the local transportation agency.
12 March 2016
10 March 2016
For Its Dubbed Version, Marvel Removed Russian Insignia From a Scene in Its New ‘Captain America’ Trailer
Within hours, Internet users noticed that, in the Russian version, a soldier's arm at the very beginning of the trailer is missing the insignia visible in the original version.
7 March 2016
A Russian charity group has made what appears to be a truly amazing animated film. The movie, titled “Children Versus Wizards,” is a Russian chauvinist’s fantasy.
6 March 2016
In the second half of 2015 Russian government agencies submitted 1,735 requests to remove content from Twitter—more than 25 times the number submitted in the first half of 2015.
4 March 2016
After the horrific murder of a little girl in Moscow, national television said nothing for 24 hours. That gave Internet users plenty of time to debate what the silence meant.
When you think of Russian prisons, you don’t typically imagine musical flashmobs or amatuer filmmaking, but that’s precisely what’s on tap at the Number 7 state penitentiary in Omsk.
2 March 2016
A new software system promises to alert Russian parents about their children's interest in extremist themes and groups like ISIS based on their social media activity.
1 March 2016
29 February 2016
Ukraine’s entry for the Eurovision 2016 music contest is a song about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by the Stalin regime. So why are Russian officials upset?
27 February 2016
In the past five weeks, there’s been a new slew of pothole-related scandals. Depending on your attitude about lousy public services and motorways, these stories will either entertain or disconcert.
25 February 2016
The social media pages containing "calls to overthrow authorities" were determined by the court to be "mass media" because they were public and accessible to an unlimited number of people.
24 February 2016
Many models dream of scoring a photoshoot for Dolce & Gabbana. 17-year-old Ilona Bisultanova's dream came true last month, but what followed online wasn't entirely beautiful.
23 February 2016
There's a community on the Russian social network Vkontakte that takes photos of rust, peeling paint, and decay, and reimagines them as “abstract stories.”
22 February 2016
A Russian court found Vologzheninova guilty of "discrediting the political order" and of "inciting enmity" by reposting or liking online material critical of Russia’s actions in Crimea and in Donbas.