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Stories from RuNet Echo from January, 2010

15 January 2010

Russian Bloggers React to Haiti Earthquake

Reaction of Russian bloggers to the devastating earthquake in Haiti is diverse and sometimes unexpected. The cataclysm provided an opportunity for sorrow, support, contemplation and self-observance.

14 January 2010

Russia: Businessman in Exile Uses Blog to Answer Questions

Russia: Largest Political Community Online Removed And Restored

The recent case of the most popular political online community demonstrated how easy it is to limit free expression on RuNet and revealed the willingness of online audience to defend...

9 January 2010

Russia: Photos of Yawning Girl Stir Interest on RuNet

Russia: Blogger Reveals Microchip Plant Construction Delay

Russia: Death Penalty Moratorium Extended Indefinitely

Russia has indefinitely extended a moratorium on the death penalty that was due to expire on Jan. 1. Numerous comments were posted on RuNet, and they essentially reflect the returns...