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· December, 2013

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from December, 2013

Twin Acts of Terror for Russia's New Year

Little information about the perpetrators is known, but as usual the RuNet is rife with speculation.

Nude Twitter Calendar Promotes Sex Education and Gender Equality in Macedonia

Messages from the calendar include "Gender equality is not a threat to family," and “No always means No! Nakedness is not a substitute for consent.”

Ukrainian Protesters Play Lennon's “Imagine” Live to Riot Police

9 Things the Russian Government Says Are “Gay Propaganda”

Russian state censors have revised the criteria for identifying information online that supposedly endangers minors. One new report tries to clarify the definition of "gay propaganda."

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

Accenting the Positive on the Russian Internet

Ukrainians Demand Justice for Beaten & Jailed #Euromaidan Protesters

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine continue, reports and evidence of police brutality against protesters and journalists grow. Netizens are organizing to protect victims of police brutality.

#askPussyRiot Wants Your Questions

Pussy Riot Free to Tweet at Last!

Emptying Russia's Prisons to Fill the Seats at Sochi 2014

Many Russian bloggers believe that the 2014 Olympics in Sochi played a major role in the early release of both Greenpeace activists and Pussy Riot, as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko Officially Supports #Euromaidan Movement

DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30

Thirty years ago in Yugoslavia, young inventor Voja Antonić and his team created a personal computer that users could build at home, using tools and parts readily available in stores.

Will Pussy Riot Fight Putin's Amnesty and Remain in Prison?

The manner in which Mikhail Khodorkovsky was freed seems to differ from what awaits Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who have signaled some unwillingness to leave prison early.

“Beyond Brazil”: European Journalists Wanted for Reporting Trips

“Good Tsar” Putin Pardons Khodorkovsky

The news that Khodorkovsky had potentially admitted guilt and would be imminently released sent the RuNet into a fit of speculation.

Ukrainian Netizens Draft A Digital #Euromaidan Manifesto

Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens

Pablo de Soto's research project discusses the control governments have over societies' shared goods, and establishes a connection between the commons and production as collectively owned resources.

The Economics of Ukraine's #Euromaidan [INFOGRAPHIC]

New Website Collects Reports and Data About Bribes in Hungary

Bulgaria Marks Six Months of Continued Protests

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