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Stories from RuNet Echo from December, 2013

7 December 2013

Russian Nationalists Find Themselves a “Saint”

A November 23, 2013 shooting that took place in a Moscow Metro train has spawned a new meme for Russia's radical nationalist and anti-migrant movement.

6 December 2013

Russian Oligarch Khodorkovsky Will Go Free When He's Dead?

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is scheduled to leave jail later next year, but there are now signs that he may face new criminal charges before he can breathe free air.

The Russian Parliament's Golden Gun

Last Tuesday, two deputies demonstrated that the Russian Duma still has some fight left in it, when they got into a fistfight in the halls of the parliament building.

4 December 2013

“The Outside World Frightens Putin”: Russians Talk Ukraine

"Is there a Twitter plugin that can be used to cut out all the political commentators who, sitting in cozy Moscow cafes, discuss the fate of Ukraine?"

2 December 2013

Why Ukraine's Revolution Won't Spread to Russia

East of the border, Russian bloggers continue to take a keen interest in the developing situation, although there is little consensus about what the protests entail for Russia's own opposition.