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Stories from RuNet Echo from December, 2015

Herein Lie the Secrets of Geolocation

This guide will provide instruction on using satellite images, with a focus on historical imagery, and available street-level imagery accessible for Russian and Ukrainian cities.

On Volunteer Day, Ukrainians Honor Grassroots Efforts with a Social Media Campaign

Ukrainians marked International Volunteer Day with an online campaign thanking volunteers for their work during the crisis in the country.

Natalia Antonova: Journalist and Playwright Caught Between Russia, Ukraine, and the West

Global Voices speaks to journalist and playwright Natalia Antonova about the complexities of working with mixed identity and politics in Russia and Ukraine.

Russia Sees Its First Real Prison Sentence for ‘Promoting Extremism’ on Social Media

A Russian court has handed out a real prison term to a user charged with "propaganda of extremism on social media," sentencing him to one year in a penal colony.

The Kremlin's News Man Decides It's Time to Say ‘Daesh’ Instead of ‘ISIL’

The Russian state media has joined the worldwide debate about what to call the Al Qaeda offshoot that has come to control large parts of Iraq and Syria.

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