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Stories from RuNet Echo from October, 2010

Russia: Moscow Mayor's Dismissal and Some “Kremlinology”

The dismissal of Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov on Sept. 28 inspired Anglophone Russia bloggers to write about Putin, Medvedev, Sechin, the 2012 presidential election, Luzhkov's wife and her business, and...

Russia: Erotic Vs. Political. Battle of Calendars.

When young female journalism students decided to openly express their admiration for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, “objectivity” and “impartiality” were overshadowed by sexual innuendo and erotic lingerie.

Russia: Another Calendar – and Questions – for PM Putin

Russia: Bloggers Meet With Iranian Ambassador, Avoid Sensitive Topics

The meeting of Russia's top-bloggers with the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow three days after Hossein Derakhshan had been sentenced to 19.5 years of imprisonment for "anti-government propaganda" highlighted the clumsy...

Russia: Recent Flash Mob Leaves Male Users Guessing

Russia: Blogger's Car Vandalized after Youtube Video

Russia: Vladivostok's Golden Horn Bay Bridge Controversy

Masha Egupova reviews bloggers' reactions to the construction of the Golden Horn Bay bridge in Vladivostok, a project compromised by corruption scandals and lack of accountability.

Russia: Putin Turns 58, Gets Erotic Calendar as Birthday Present

Russia: Police Proposes Internet Traffic Control

Russian Officials Push the Balance in Internet Governance

Russia: Acoustic System of President

Russia: Medvedev Addresses the People of Belarus via Video Blog

Two weeks ago, Belarus' current leader and future presidential hopeful (yet again) bashed the Russian President's blog. Medvedev responded by sending a video blog message to the people of Belarus....

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