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Stories from RuNet Echo from July, 2012

11 July 2012

Russia: Online Platforms Coordinating Aid for Flood Victims

Floods in Kuban have completely destroyed 640 homes, with more than 5,000 partially submerged. According to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Crisis Centre, 150 have been killed as of...

10 July 2012

Russia: Pussy Riot Members Remain in Jail

Russia: A Great Firewall to Censor the RuNet?

The Russian language section of Wikipedia suspended service today in protest against a draft law now under review by the Russian parliament that many believe threatens the RuNet with censorship....

9 July 2012

Russia: Netizens Respond Online and Offline to Devastating Krymsk Floods

On July 6-7, more than 170 people died in the devastating floods in the south of Russia. Bloggers have been arguing about possible causes of the tragedy in the hardest-hit...