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Stories from RuNet Echo from September, 2012

8 September 2012

Russia: Dreaming About Better Roads

Prime Minister Medvedev ordered the government to auction a construction contract to build another section of a still-incomplete toll road between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. By signing the decree, Medvedev...

5 September 2012

Russia: U.S. Republican Convention in Context

Most delegates of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, United States, last week probably did not imagine that Russian netizens were commenting on the proceedings in real time. Indeed, Russian...

4 September 2012

Russia: Patriarch's Press Secretary Wants LiveJournal to Ban Photoshops of Priests

Russia: Online Platform for Auditing Court Decisions

With the appearance of "RosPravosudie," Russians have gained a comprehensive database of information about lawyers, attorneys, judges, and judicial decisions. Its founder, Gleb Suvorov, recently spoke to Greenhouses of Social...

Russia: 40th Anniversary of Canada-USSR Hockey Series

1 September 2012

Russia: Activist Jailed on Trumped Up Drug Charges

Earlier this week, the list of what many are calling Russia's 'political prisoners' grew yet again. On August 28, activist Taisiya Osipova was sentenced to eight years in prison for...

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