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· June, 2012

Stories about Russia from June, 2012

Russia: A Mobile Service to Connect Passengers & Drivers

The mobile navigation service Yeehay! saves time and money finding and ordering taxis, and it benefits the ecologies of smog-polluted Russian cities by bringing together passengers and drivers who otherwise...

Russia: The War Over World War II

Last Friday, NTV broadcast a controversial film titled, "I Serve the Soviet Union," a film about political prisoners fighting the Nazis only to be murdered by Soviet secret police. The...

Russia: Crowdsourcing Project for Finding Missing Children

The emergence of the search and rescue team Liza Alert followed Liza Fomkina's 2010 disappearance in the town of Orekhovo-Zuevo (about 50 miles east of Moscow). Compensating for the government's...

Poland, Ukraine: A Euro 2012 Roundup

Russia: Twitter Hashtag Targeting Putin Trends Worldwide

Last month, a Russian hashtag was briefly among the top worldwide trends on Twitter. This remarkable hashtag, written in Russian Cyrillic and 30 letters long, has been used to criticize...

Russia: Interview with Jesse Heath of The Russia Monitor

As an American lawyer and Anglophone blogger writing about Russia, Jesse Heath's work is distinct for its detailed focus on technical aspects of Russian law, economics, and politics. Kevin Rothrock...

Russia: Bloggers Honor Tupac Shakur

Russia: Death Threats for Journalists and Forgiveness for Officials

A bizarre story involving Russia's top investigator threatening the life of an opposition newspaper's deputy editor, and how everyone reconciled a day later. Kevin Rothrock reports.

Poland: Football Fans Clash Ahead of Poland-Russia Game

Over 180 people were detained due to clashes that broke out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw on June 12. Anna Gotowska reports.

Russia: United Russia Deputy Wants to Sue Navalny for 60 Billion Rubles

Latest developments about wider crackdowns on the Russian protest movement and other campaigns specifically targeting the country's number one blogger.

Russia: Returning to a State Monopoly on Violence?

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, both the mafia and private and military security companies stepped in to supplement domestic Russian law enforcement. One private security company owned by...

Russia: Oppositionists Ponder Putin's Legacy

With Moscow's next anti-government mass rally scheduled for 'Russia Day' on June 12, 2012, the protest movement reflects on May's 'Million Man March,' which ended in violent clashes between demonstrators...

Global Voices Podcast: Storytime in Poetry and Literature

In this edition, we’re talking about literature and publishing. You’ll hear some good old fashioned interviews with well-read members of the Global Voices team as well as readings of original...

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