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Stories from RuNet Echo from August, 2010

20 August 2010

Russia: Bloggers Expose Death Rate Increase

Until the emergence of Web 2.0, the Russian government had enjoyed a monopoly on death rate information and could manipulate it. Gregory Asmolov investigates how the Russian bloggers have changed...

Russia: Shocking Pictures of Russian Neo-Nazis

Russia: Wildfires Victims Sorry They Fought For Their Houses

The aftermath of the recent wildfires in Russia is on the agenda of the main media channels. Reports on and interviews with victims, volunteers, humanitarian aid workers and government officials...

Russia: 19 Years Since Coup d'Etat Attempt

18 August 2010

Russia: Anglophone Bloggers Discuss Social and Political Aspects of the Wildfires

Anglophone Russia bloggers have been discussing social and political aspects of the catastrophic wildfires and the ongoing firefighting efforts in central Russia since early August. Here is a selection of...

U.S.A.: Russophone Students Blog About Work and Travel Program

Every summer thousands of college students from Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet countries come to the United States to take part in the Work and Travel USA program. Many...

Russia: Independent Regional News Portal Blocked by Internet Provider

Russia: TorrentReactor Village; $17,000 in Roaming Charges

10 August 2010

Russian-Fires.ru, First Ushahidi Experience

Wildfires in central Russia have shown that the Russian blogosphere is capable of fast mobilization, cooperation and solidarity when it comes to natural disasters. The RuNet Echo team not only...

Russia: Blogosphere Helps Man Fight Local Administration

This story has everything for an unconventional blockbuster: a lonely hero facing dozens of armed bad guys, corrupt police forces, private security firm, contract killers, and... thousands of bloggers fighting...

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