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· June, 2012

Stories about Russia from June, 2012

29 June 2012

Russia: A Mobile Service to Connect Passengers & Drivers

RuNet Echo

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...

26 June 2012

Russia: The War Over World War II

RuNet Echo

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...

20 June 2012

Russia: Crowdsourcing Project for Finding Missing Children

RuNet Echo

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...

18 June 2012

Poland, Ukraine: A Euro 2012 Roundup

Russia: Twitter Hashtag Targeting Putin Trends Worldwide

RuNet Echo

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...

17 June 2012

Russia: Interview with Jesse Heath of The Russia Monitor

RuNet Echo

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

15 June 2012

Russia: Death Threats for Journalists and Forgiveness for Officials

RuNet Echo

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.

13 June 2012

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.

11 June 2012

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

RuNet Echo

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

5 June 2012

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

RuNet Echo

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...

4 June 2012

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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