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· August, 2011

Stories about Russia from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Russia: Chamber of Accounts’ Leak Exposes Significant Financial Violations

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

RuNet Echo

Recent months have seen a new spin on the topic of emigration that seems to be ever-present in the Russian online space. Several powerful blog posts written by people from...

30 August 2011

Russia: Bloggers React to the Storming of Tripoli

RuNet Echo

Compared to April 2011, when Global Voices first analyzed Russian reactions on the conflict, opinions seem to be more polarised now; bloggers had divided into two distinctive groups of supporters...

Russia: Content Analysis of Party Manifestos

North Korea Plans to Buy Military Jets from Russia?

29 August 2011

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

RuNet Echo

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

Russia: HIV Activists Protest Against Medicine Shortages

26 August 2011

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

RuNet Echo

A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia’s largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks...

19 August 2011

Russia: Bloggers Remember 20th Anniversary of August Coup

RuNet Echo

On August 19, Russians commemorate 20 years since the "August Putsch," a failed coup d'etat conducted by a number of KGB officers and military units who were opposed to Gorbachev's...

Russia: Ex-UK Ambassador's Diary of 5 Days in August 1991

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