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· January, 2014

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from January, 2014

31 January 2014

PHOTOS: Humans of Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests

Take a look at a side of life at Ukraine's anti-government Euromaidan protests that isn't shown in mainstream media.

Everyday Ukrainian Life in 1942 Depicted Through Fifty Color Photos

29 January 2014

Ukraine Rolls Back Short-Lived Anti-Protest ‘Dictatorship Laws’

The Ukrainian Parliament voted to revoke the controversial so-called "dictatorship laws" at the same time that the Ukrainian Prime Minister resigned, but protests still continue.

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

RuNet Echo

Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the true costs of the Olympic preparations in Sochi.

Cable Providers Begin Dropping Russia's Only Independent TV Station

RuNet Echo

The prospect that Russian cable television providers might drop TV Rain became a reality today, when two major cable companies reported their decisions to end access to the station.

28 January 2014

So Long to Russia's Only Independent TV Station?

RuNet Echo

The only opposition television station operating today in Russia is now threatened with losing access to cable broadcasting, after a scandalous poll about the WWII Siege of Leningrad.

27 January 2014

Ukrainian #DigitalMaidan Activism Takes Twitter's Trending Topics by Storm

As Euromaidan protests enter their third month, Ukrainian social media users and activists are finding new ways of using Internet tools to explain their plight and seek international support.

Russian Conspiracy Theories about Maidan's First Blood

RuNet Echo

Given the lack of eyewitnesses, the murder of Serhiy Nigoyan, Maidan’s first shooting fatality, has naturally attracted lots of speculation about who was responsible.

26 January 2014

Four Biggest Misconceptions About #Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

Online Mapping of Spreading Unrest After Killing of Protesters in Ukraine

During violent clashes between Euromaidan protesters in Kyiv and police, two protesters were killed. Mass anti-government protests erupted in several regions of Ukraine and spread quickly through the country.

Independent Ukrainian Filmmakers Create #Euromaidan Documentaries

25 January 2014

Super Bowls: Olympic Toilet Humor

RuNet Echo

Are the "toilet-gate" conspiracy theorists correct in their paranoia? Does it even matter if they aren't?

23 January 2014

It's Slash and Burn for Russia's Indigenous

RuNet Echo

Russia’s indigenous people stand up for their land rights in a quarrel with oil companies, raising issues of environmental and economic justice.

22 January 2014

Who Bears the Cost of Russia's Olympics?

RuNet Echo

Accusations of corruption continue to plague Sochi Olympic preparations.

20 January 2014

European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

How Much Longer Can Russia's Zuckerberg, Pavel Durov, Survive at Vkontakte?

RuNet Echo

Today, the notoriously Kremlin-connected newspaper Izvestia published an article claiming that Durov had resigned as head of Vkontakte, taking most of the staff with him to work on another project.

Dr. House Hits Sore Spot with Russians

RuNet Echo

British actor Hugh Laurie caused quite a stir on the RuNet this weekend, when he reacted vehemently to a Guardian article describing Vladimir Putin's views on homosexuality

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