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· May, 2011

Stories about Russia from May, 2011

29 May 2011

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

RuNet Echo

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

RuNet Echo

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...

25 May 2011

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

RuNet Echo

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...

24 May 2011

Russia: Renewed Anger Over Bureaucratic Traffic Bypasses

RuNet Echo

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

RuNet Echo

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...

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