Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from July, 2016
Why the Russians Don't Care About Trump, Clinton, and the DNC Hack
RuNet Echo asked more than a dozen leading RuNet voices to offer their interpretations of why most RuNet users seem not to care about allegations that Moscow hacked the DNC.
Here's Why Google Maps Changed Some Town Names in Crimea—And Is Now Changing Them Back
As if by magic, Google Maps has changed some town names in Crimea overnight—but now the company says it will reverse the changes for the Russian version of Maps.
A Pair of Serbian Politicians on a Motorcycle Inspires Hilarious Photoshop Battle
"The only thing better than Dačić and Palma on a moped are Dačić and Palma on a moped in space. With lasers."
A Documentary Shows Macedonian Students Are Still Living in Dismal Conditions, Despite Government Promises
"This is an everyday picture of a student who is not from the capital and does not have money to pay for an apartment."
How Economic Hardship Pushed a Tiny Town in Macedonia Into Becoming Pro-Trump
The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.
This Classic Ukrainian Cartoon Can Help Parents Talk About Human Trafficking
Thanks to YouTube, almost half a century after it was first created, the Ukrainian cartoon series "How the Cossacks.." is making a global comeback.
A Russian ‘Lady Cop’: Part Three
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the third installment.
A Russian ‘Lady Cop’: Part Two
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the second installment.
A Russian ‘Lady Cop’: Part One
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the first installment.
Russian Artists Reimagine Pokémon Go With Soviet Cartoon Characters
Love Soviet cartoons? These Russian artists reimagined the beloved characters as creatures in the Pokémon Go game. Gotta catch all the Cheburashkas!
How a Stolen Student Parliament Is Macedonia's Political Crisis in Microcosm
" Now try to imagine how this generation will organize parliamentary elections?"
Following Protests, the Macedonian Government's Eurobond Plan Comes to a Screeching Halt
"Any half sane person would leave this country by 2020," one citizen commented when considering the economic time bomb of mounting debt that will have to be repaid.
Women Struggle Against Violence in Kyrgyz Society, But How Many Men Will Help Them?
Awareness of sexual violence and sexism is growing in Kyrgyzstan, but not quickly enough.
Russian Athlete Branded a ‘Traitor’ for Competing in Rio Olympics
Internet users in Russia are ganging up on long jumper Darya Klishina for agreeing to compete in the Rio Summer Olympics under a neutral flag.
The Fascinating World of Cold War-Era Hungarian Cartoons
Learn about some of the animated cartoons to come out of Hungary, from the darkly satirical "Gustav" to the family-friendly "Hungarian Folk Tales."
Japanese Fans Are Over the Moon for This Russian Figure Skater's ‘Cosplay’ Performance
"Medvedeva-chan, thank you indeed for loving Sailor Moon so much!"
Everybody's Favorite Irreverent RuNet Community Goes to War (Against Itself)
“Lentach,” one of the RuNet’s hippest, edgiest, occasionally racist, and thoroughly irreverent news communities, is on the rocks.
Macedonian Protesters Reject Government’s Eurobond Bid to Borrow Its Way Back from the Brink
"Protest! There is no justice when the public debt keeps doubling."
Global Voices Seeks Contributing Editor for RuNet Echo Project
Interested candidates, please send a résumé, writing sample, and cover letter explaining why you'd be a good candidate for the job.
You've Read Our Open-Source Research Guidebook. Now Let's Use It.
This ninth and final entry takes the tools and instructions we've been studying and applies them to a single case study: last year's wildfires in the Siberian city of Chita.
With 2 Months Before Parliamentary Elections, Russia's Internet Censor Swings Into Action
The Russian government blocked four websites on July 8 that published calls to boycott parliamentary elections this September, along with broader plans for protests to disrupt the voting.