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Stories from RuNet Echo from March, 2011

14 March 2011

Russia: Fukushima Plant Disaster Triggers Nuclear Power Debate

The natural disaster unfolding in Japan after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday 11 March, 2011, is currently the one of the most widely discussed topics in the Russian blogosphere....

Russia: Will Prosecutor's Office Use Crowdsourced Data To Fight Illegal Gambling?

11 March 2011

Russia: Sochi Mascots, Politics, and Some Twitter

In an unprecedented move, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Committee was going to let the Russian people participate in the choice of the mascots, from their creation to the very selection....

Japan: Russian Twitterers Report the Earthquake

10 March 2011

Russia: The Dead Journal

Social networks strongly tie a person to themselves. The person opens a page under his/her name, puts out photographs, indicates interests, joins groups and communities, writes notes, shares impressions and...

Russia: Putin, Piano and Vanishing Foundation Create Controversy

Growing influence of online communities on Russian politics and media agenda is illustrated by the recent story that involves Hollywood stars, singing Putin, charity donations and mysterious "Federaciya" foundation.

4 March 2011

Russia: Online Ecosystem Case Study of Perm Region

Alexey Sidorenko shares his observations of the digital activism scene in the city of Perm.