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Stories from RuNet Echo from March, 2015

6 March 2015

Nemtsov's Son Studies at a University Where the Vice Dean Welcomed His Murder

A vicious reaction on VKontakte to Boris Nemtsov's murder has cost the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology's vice dean his job.

5 March 2015

Blogger Law Violations Go Unpunished in Russia

Since the infamous 'blogger law' came into power in Russia seven months ago, Roscomnadzor documented 67 violations, but not a single blogger has been punished for swearing or religious offenses.

3 March 2015

Fact Checking the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

The citizen activists fact checking the conflict in eastern Ukraine believe their approaches are more honest and revealing than the narratives spun by either the Ukrainian or Russian state-controlled media.

1 March 2015

Hearing Out Russia's Patriotic Bloggers on Nemtsov's Murder

As it grows increasingly popular outside Russia to dismiss Russians’ political attitudes as “Kremlin brainwashing,” it becomes more important than ever to stop and listen.

Duma Deputies Challenge Food Import Ban, and President Putin

In a challenge to the power of the Russian presidency, five State Duma deputies recently proposed legislation aimed at rolling back Russia's ban on Western food imports.