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· May, 2011

Stories about Russia from May, 2011

CEE Bankwatch Network campaign against EBRD practices

Russia: “My Perestroika”

Russia: State Duma Whistleblower Intern's Case

Abkhazia: Sergei Bagapsh Dies

Russia: OBEY Giant Poster Wonders ‘Who Set Up Strauss-Kahn?’

Russia: Famous Sci-Fi Writer's Blog Removed for ‘Anti-Semitism’

Following President Medvedev's speech on extremism in the Russian Internet, security services began a campaign against online neo-Nazis and vocal nationalists. On May 28, 2011, the campaign against racial and...

Russia: Moscow Pride 2011

This year's Moscow Gay Pride event ended in clashes almost as soon as it began, at least 18 gay rights activists and 14 of their opponents are reported to have...

Germany, Ukraine: Implications of the Demjanjuk Ruling

Russia: Peaceful Religious Co-Existence in Tatarstan

Russia: Politicalized literature

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

Censorship on the majority of Russian television channels has been around forever, but a recent open letter by REN TV reporters showed how even remaining small islands of media freedom...

Russia: Renewed Anger Over Bureaucratic Traffic Bypasses

A fiery incident on a Moscow highway has reignited the debate on Russian officials' use of “special signals” that allow bureaucrats to move quickly through traffic. Ashley Cleek explores the...

Russia: Most Users of Popular Social Network Are Russian Orthodox

Russia: Senator Calls for Civilized Political Discussion Online

Russia: FSB Blocks Access to LiveJournal in Ulyanovsk City

Russia: Internet Economy To Reach 4 Percent of GDP by 2015

Russia: Mobile Users Search and Socialize Online

Russia: Attack Survivor Journalist Oleg Kashin on Internet Freedom

Oleg Kashin, special correspondent for the newspaper Kommersant and well-known blogger, was brutally beaten near his home in November 2010. A video recording of the attack was subsequently published on...

Russia: Medvedev and Press Freedom

Russia: Daghestani Media Online

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