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· July, 2016

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from July, 2016

30 July 2016

Why the Russians Don't Care About Trump, Clinton, and the DNC Hack

RuNet Echo

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.

29 July 2016

Here's Why Google Maps Changed Some Town Names in Crimea—And Is Now Changing Them Back

RuNet Echo

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."

28 July 2016

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."

27 July 2016

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.

26 July 2016

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.

24 July 2016

A Russian ‘Lady Cop’: Part Three

RuNet Echo

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.

23 July 2016

A Russian ‘Lady Cop’: Part Two

RuNet Echo

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.

22 July 2016

A Russian ‘Lady Cop’: Part One

RuNet Echo

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.

18 July 2016

Russian Artists Reimagine Pokémon Go With Soviet Cartoon Characters

RuNet Echo

Love Soviet cartoons? These Russian artists reimagined the beloved characters as creatures in the Pokémon Go game. Gotta catch all the Cheburashkas!

17 July 2016

How a Stolen Student Parliament Is Macedonia's Political Crisis in Microcosm

" Now try to imagine how this generation will organize parliamentary elections?"

15 July 2016

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.

14 July 2016

Russian Athlete Branded a ‘Traitor’ for Competing in Rio Olympics

RuNet Echo

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!"

13 July 2016

Everybody's Favorite Irreverent RuNet Community Goes to War (Against Itself)

RuNet Echo

“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."

12 July 2016

Global Voices Seeks Contributing Editor for RuNet Echo Project

RuNet Echo

Interested candidates, please send a résumé, writing sample, and cover letter explaining why you'd be a good candidate for the job.

11 July 2016

You've Read Our Open-Source Research Guidebook. Now Let's Use It.

RuNet Echo

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.

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