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· September, 2013

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from September, 2013

28 September 2013

Russian News Websites Black Out to Protest Journalist's Arrest

RuNet Echo

A photographer was among the 30 activists arrested by Russian border guards on board Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise. His detention has riled up Russian journalists and other media figures.

27 September 2013

Russia’s Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

There are two hunger strikes in Russia today, one by a famous Pussy Riot member and another by a mothers' group. What do the different receptions online say about Russia?

25 September 2013

Rumors Fly that Putin Has Remarried

RuNet Echo

There have long been rumors that Putin has a romantic relationship with gymnast Alina Kabaeva. That gossip has flared up again, with suspicion that they may finally have wed.

24 September 2013

Blogger Claims Russian Foreign Minister to be Sacked

RuNet Echo

The blogger el-murid claims that this signals a change of policy in the direction of accommodating the US in passing a UN resolution authorizing military action in Syria.

20 September 2013

Floods in Romania Take Nine Lives, Thousands Evacuated

Torrential downpours caused the water level to rise rapidly on September 12th. Among those who died was an eight-year-old girl swept away from her father's arms.

19 September 2013

How Russians Read McCain's Pravda Op-Ed on Putin

RuNet Echo

While Americans were incensed at being lectured by a foreign politician whom many regard as either an idiot or a hypocrite, many Russians, it turns out, reacted no differently.

18 September 2013

Is a Monument to Chechen Women an Affront to Russia?

RuNet Echo

Ramzan Kadyrov caused an outcry in the blogosphere when he dedicated a monument to a group of Chechen women who died during the Caucasus Wars in the 19th century.

16 September 2013

EU Prepared to Impose Sanctions on New Member State Croatia

"I think we just broke the speed record in having sanctions introduced," one Twitter user observed.

Police Arrest Protesters Protecting Macedonian City Park from Destruction

The protests, which began a month ago, are against the construction of a government building in Bristol Park, one of the last remaining green spaces in Skopje.

Hungary's Justice System Slow in Fighting Racial Crime

After 5 years a Budapest court sentenced four men to life in prison for the murders of several Hungarian Roma. Hungarian government under pressure to prevent and fight racially motivated...

15 September 2013

Croats in Vukovar Protest Use of Serbian Cyrillic on Government Buildings

A part of the ethnically Croat population of Vukovar has staged violent protests this week in Vukovar due to the posting of signs in Serbian Cyrillic on state buildings.

14 September 2013

To Some Opposition Bloggers Alexey Navalny is “Führer”

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny addressed a crowd of supporters the day after he lost the Moscow mayoral election. Some found his performance disconcerting.

13 September 2013

GV Face: Understanding #RussiaVotes 2013 with Kevin Rothrock and Andrey Tselikov

RuNet EchoGV Face

Our RuNet Echo editors Kevin Rothrock and Andrey Tselikov discuss the aftermath of #RussiaVotes and give their insight into Russia's provocative and often humorous citizen media scene.

12 September 2013

How Russians Read Putin's NYT Op-Ed on Syria

RuNet Echo

Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.

UNESCO Patron of First SEE Science Promotion Conference in Serbia

8 September 2013

#RussiaVotes Live Blog: Russia's Regional and Local Elections

RuNet Echo

Project editors Kevin Rothrock and Andrey Tselikov offer live blogging coverage of Russia's 2013 regional and local voting. Follow events as they unfold online.

7 September 2013

Presidents, Oligarchs and Potash: Russia's Trade War With Belarus

RuNet Echo

Belarusian authorities arrested Vladislav Baumgartner, CEO of Uralkaliy, a large Russian potash mining company. Russia retaliated by cancelling some of its subsidies and banning Belarusian pork imports.

6 September 2013

Day Before “Election Silence,” Russian Candidates Rock Out

RuNet Echo

Yekaterinburg mayoral race frontrunner Evgeny Roizman welcomed Russian rock music legend Andrei Makarevich in a concert that encountered yet another act of intimidation by local police.

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