Stories from RuNet Echo from 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.
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
A Russian chocolate company in Novosibirsk has released a new candy bar called “The Crimea” with the slogan, “Just try to grab it!” A product announcement shared with the press features a super-hero character wearing the colors of the Russian flag, standing before a map of Crimea, with the following...
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 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.