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· December, 2009

Stories about Russia from December, 2009

27 December 2009

Russia: Role of Stalin Debated on RuNet

RuNet Echo

Heated discussions on RuNet in the wake of the 130th anniversary of Joseph Stalin showed how divided people are regarding his role in Russian history.

22 December 2009

Russia: Livejournal Vs. Tor and New Battle for Anonymity

RuNet Echo

Livejournal.com preventing users from accessing its site via an anonymizer caused panic and anger among global online community. It also showed the importance of anonymizers and revealed vulnerability of online...

20 December 2009

Russia: Popular Blogger Would Be Glad If Russian Authorities Restrict Internet

RuNet Echo

Popular Russian blogger and activist Roman Dobrokhotov talks to GVO about the Internet and online activism in the country.

19 December 2009

Russia: Yegor Gaidar, Russia's Economic Reformer, Dies at 53

RuNet Echo

Yegor Gaidar, a Russian economist and politician who initiated the 1992 "shock therapy" reforms, died in Moscow on Dec. 16 at the age of 53. Russian bloggers' responses serve as...

Russian Rock Star Talks About His Social Network

RuNet Echo

Ikra.tv is a pioneer of music social networks in Russia. It currently consists of about 6,500 members and offers various forms of communications for fans including blogs, forums and different...

Russia: A Third of Russians Use Internet

16 December 2009

Russia: Two Stories of Space Blogging

RuNet Echo

Blogging from and about space gains popularity and recognition among professional space travelers and regular bloggers. Russia is no exception. While the latest fashion for NASA astronauts is space twittering...

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