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· January, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from January, 2011

27 January 2011

Russia: “Anonymous Bomb” and “Random Scapegoats” of Domodedovo

RuNet Echo

In the aftermath of the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which killed at least 35 people and left over 100 wounded, some Russophone bloggers are once again...

24 January 2011

Russia: First Twitter Reports of Domodedovo Suicide Bombing

RuNet Echo

A deadly explosion killed at least 35, and wounded as many as 70 people in the Moscow airport Domodedovo. Early reports assert (ru) that the attack was a suicide bomb....

Russia: Domodedovo Airport Blast

Russia: Bloggers Choose RuNet Events of 2010

22 January 2011

Russia: Why Skype Worries The FSB?

RuNet Echo

While Russian President Dmitry Medvedev urges government officials to get hip to technology, Russia’s Security Service, the FSB, has begun to clamp down on officials’ use of email and Skype,...

Russia: Will Russian Language Be More Popular Online?

21 January 2011

Haiti: Aid From Slovakia Blocked by Customs for Ten Months

A container with the second shipment of humanitarian aid from Slovakia has been blocked by the customs in Haiti for nearly ten months. Tibor Blazko translates some of the Slovak...

20 January 2011

Tunisia: Serbian Tourists Refuse to Return Home

Eleven Serbian tourists spending their holidays in Tunisian resort towns of Sousse and Hammamet have categorically refused to leave this North African country before the end of their tour arrangement....

Russia: Putin's Palace Exposed on Ruleaks

Russia: Bloggers Discuss Possible Website of Collaborators of Authorities

Russia: Analyzing Websites of Regional Administrations

Russia: Social Network User Accused of Piracy

Poland: More Reactions to IAC Report – on Microblogs and via Cartoons

The Interstate Aviation Committee's report on last April's Smolensk plane crash has provoked many insightful posts from bloggers, but microblogging platforms - Twitter and Blip.pl - have also become good...

19 January 2011

Macedonia: Recognition by Bolivia and Zimbabwe

Poland: Initial Reactions to Russian Report on Polish Air Force One Plane Crash

The Interstate Aviation Committee's report on the crash of TU-154M airplane near Smolensk on April 10, 2010, has generated an outburst of strong opinions about the validity and objectivity of...

Russia: Toxic River Caused by Sochi Olympics Development

18 January 2011

Russia: Bloggers on Lessons of Tunisian Revolution

RuNet Echo

The outcome of the Tunisian protests has provoked people worldwide to think about political change. One of the major questions discussed by Russian bloggers is whether the possibility of similar...