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· February, 2009

Stories about Russia from February, 2009

21 February 2009

Azerbaijan: News site closed down?

Following a recent ban on foreign broadcasts in the country, the content of a leading news site considered more independent than most in Azerbaijan was replaced on Thursday with a...

19 February 2009

Georgia-Russia: Information War

Georgia: Eurovision Controversy

Following its recent war with Russia, Georgia had initially planned to boycott this year's Eurovision Song Contest to be staged in Moscow, but later changed its mind. However, if reversing...

Russia: “Poverty” Photos

17 February 2009

Georgia: Eurovision Pop Protest

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

Russia: Yandex, Anonymity, “Oligarchs”

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