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Stories from RuNet Echo from June, 2014

11 June 2014

Meeting with Putin, Industry Leaders Ditch Users on Digital Rights

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Vladimir Putin attended a much-anticipated meeting with Russian Internet industry leaders in Moscow today. Did they discuss Internet freedom? Barely.

8 June 2014

From the Cyber-Trenches of Eastern Ukraine

The leaders of the the opposing militias continue to use social networks to reach out with news of their military campaigns.

5 June 2014

Jen Psaki, the Russian Internet's Public Enemy No. 1

“Psaki” has become a stigmatizing catch-all term for everything Russians dislike about US foreign policy (especially America’s involvement in Ukraine).

Celebrating Russian Crimea with a Candy

4 June 2014

Russian City Hosts Pole Dancing Performance on International Children's Day

Last Sunday, Tolyatti celebrated its 277th birthday and International Children's Day. Ironically, it also hosted an outdoor pole dancing performance at a car show.

Europe’s Far Right Are Inspiring Russians

While the electoral success of the Far Right worries some in the European community, many Russians have welcomed the surge in Euro-skepticism as a vindication of Moscow’s anti-EU posturing.

3 June 2014

3 Ways the Russian Government Plans to Police the Web

Several state agencies in Russia are now involved in drafting bylaws that will determine how officials actually enforce a series of controversial new Internet regulations.