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Stories from RuNet Echo from September, 2014

6 September 2014

This Russian Lawmaker Thinks the US Can Take Russia Off The Internet

A deputy in the Russian parliament thinks the United States might cut off Russia's internet and suggests Russians take measures to get ready for the information blackout.

4 September 2014

Skeptical Crimean Blogger Now Writes “Only About Politics”

Previously filled with interesting or amusing content, with only occasional forays into the world of politics, now Sedelnikov's blog is entirely devoted to covering the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

3 September 2014

What Went Into Making Russia's Most Viral Dash Cam Video Ever?

The good people of Chelyabinsk—a city whose toughness is legendary in Russian popular culture—have become some of the world’s biggest producers of candid-camera cartoon mayhem.

Looking to Get Away? Do It Patriotically, With Russia's Upcoming Booking.com Clone.

As Russia turns inward, the country has sought national alternatives to goods and services that are generally Western-dominated. Moving ahead, Russia faces the dangers of breaking this dependence too quickly.

1 September 2014

Russian Social Networks Dominate in Ukraine Despite Information War

Russian VKontakte and Odnoklassniki networks dominate the social media market in Ukraine, according to new research from Russian Internet giant Yandex.