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Stories from RuNet Echo from September, 2010

15 September 2010

Russia: Happy Birthday @KremlinRussia! ;)

On September 14, 2010, the Russian president celebrated his 45th birthday. It was his third birthday as president. In 2010 wishes and congrats poured in from all over the world,...

14 September 2010

Russia: Officials Embrace Twitter. By mistake

Yelena Osipova reviews some notable examples of the use of social media by Russian politicians.

13 September 2010

Russia: Paid and Unpaid Bloggers Against the Moscow Mayor

An ongoing TV and online campaign against Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov is now one of the most discussed topics both in the mainstream and citizen media. Most bloggers appear to...

11 September 2010

Russia: Bloggers Discuss the Market Bombing in North Ossetia

A suicide car bombing outside a market in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia-Alania, killed at least 18 people and wounded over 100 on Sept. 9. Below is a selection...

8 September 2010

Russia: Bloggers Expose Pro-Kremlin Youth Movement

Russia: Bloggers Clash With the Ruling Party

The Russian Internet community's response to the wildfires was accompanied with a high level of hostility and direct clashes between netizens and pro-government activists. Gregory Asmolov analyzes the conflict and...

6 September 2010

Russia: Reactions to the “Buckwheat Panic”

The article reviews the blogosphere's response to the "buckwheat panic" that emerged due to the rising prices of this type of cereals.

4 September 2010

Russia: Beslan School Siege Survivor's Account

Agunda Vataeva was a 13-year-old girl about to begin her ninth-grade studies on Sept. 1, 2004, the day when she, her mother and more than 1,100 others were taken hostage...

Belarus:'s Editor Found Dead