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Stories from RuNet Echo from February, 2011

Belarus: House Arrest, with KGB Officers Stationed Inside

Russia: Artyom Charukhin's Truth-Telling Case

Russia: Citizen Bloggers of 2010

After a decade in the wilderness, Russian civil society is finding a powerful voice online. Alexey Sidorenko and Oliver Carroll profile seven citizen bloggers who are leading this charge. A...

Russia: Analyst on How Social Networks Change Russian Media Environment

Russia: Vkontakte Social Network as a Unique Video Clip Environment

Russia: Review of the Environmental Blogosphere in January 2011

Russia: Bloggers React, Reflect On Egypt Protests

As protesters surged to the streets in Tunisia and Egypt at the end of January, Russian bloggers began to rehash the news, and some reflected on how the uprisings in...

Russia: Bloggers React To Threatened University Stipends

After an aid to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said [RUS] on January 19 that Russia should do away with stipends for university students, bloggers, parents, and university rectors began furiously...

Russia: The Law on the Police

Russia: Wikileaks Reveals Russian Game in Tajikistan

Russia: Woman Sentenced For Hacking Social Network Accounts

Russia: Blogger Navalny Starts Anticorruption Fundraising

Russia: Perm Blogger On Using LiveJournal as a Political Resource

Russia: Opposition Politician's Facebook Account Suspended

Russia: Online Freedom of Expression in 2010

In 2010, as the Internet became an increasingly important medium of communication for Russians—which a 40 percent spike in RuNet’s daily audience (RuMetrica) indicates—the issue of freedom of expression online...

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