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· November, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2011

30 November 2011

Russia: Creators of Election Violation Map Come Under Attack

RuNet Echo

With a week to go until Russia's parliamentary elections, the Golos election monitoring association has been experiencing unprecedented pressure, including a break-in by a television team, accusatory articles in major...

Ukraine: Government Gives In to Pressure, Bans Killing of Stray Dogs

Ukraine: Update on Jailed Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko; Donetsk Protests

28 November 2011

Russia: Mount Athos Monastery Photo Exhibition

China, Macedonia: Chinese Netizens Outraged by School Bus Donation

The news of a Chinese government donation of 23 school buses to the Republic of Macedonia on 25 November, has outraged Chinese netizens, who are mourning for the death of...

22 November 2011

Bulgaria: New Protest Against Shale Gas Planned

Russia: Digital Oppression Hits Web Forums as Election Approaches

RuNet Echo

As the Russian parliamentary election comes closer, dispersed attacks on regional discussion boards have turned into a massive wave of digital oppression. Alexey Sidorenko reports on several cases.

Russia: PM Putin Gets Booed – “End of an Era” or “Wishful Thinking”?

RuNet Echo

When Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stepped out to congratulate Mixed Martial Arts champion Fedor Emelianenko on November 20, he was visibly taken aback when he received a less than warm...

21 November 2011

Georgia: Photoblogger Reports on Presidential Elections in South Ossetia

Russia: Kostroma Police Closes Discussion Board For Criticising Governor

Russia and Tajikistan: Pilots Sentenced and Migrants Deported

Two Russian pilots have been sentenced in Tajikistan, meanwhile in Russia 300 illegal Tajiks have been arrested for deportation. Is there any connection? Ekaterina reports.

Belarus: Petition to Halt Execution of Minsk Subway Blast Convicts

20 November 2011

Ukraine: Starbucks, Social Media Marketing, and “Language Issue”

Tetyana Bohdanova writes about social media marketing and the "language issue" in Ukraine - and a recent scandal caused by what turned out to be a fake Facebook page of...

Ukraine: Netizens Appeal to Lithuanian President to Postpone Her Visit

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Called “Unindicted Co-Conspirator” in Lazarenko Case

Russia: Nationalist slogans get spread

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