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Stories from RuNet Echo from May, 2011

10 May 2011

Russia: President Medvedev Meets Russian Internet Community

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met leaders of the Russian Internet community for three hours of discussion about Internet regulation. Gregory Asmolov, who took part in the meeting, shares his impression...

9 May 2011

Russia: A Third of Russian Internet Users Enjoy Broadband Internet Access

Russia Opens Its First “Creative Commons” Portal

Russia: “United Russia” Party Targets Social Networks

Russia: Video Shows Journalist Being Beaten in Khimki Forest

Russia: Bloggers React With Cynicism to Bin Laden's Death

The death of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, has provoked condemnation and talk of conspiracy theories among Russian bloggers. Quickly becoming one of the hottest...

Russia: Victory Day and Politics

Russia: Photos and Videos of the Victory Day Parade

Russia: ‘Online Superman’ Navalny Has Bloggers Divided

Alexey Navalny is much more than a blogger. He exploded onto the Russian Internet with scandalous revelations, often against political figures, and quickly grew into the country's "online Superman," fighting...

4 May 2011

Russia: Anti-Corruption Donor Details Leaked

In the middle of April 2011, donors to the Russian anti-corruption, whistle-blowing website Rospil.info [ru] began to report that they had received strange calls and emails from unknown people, some...