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· October, 2012

Stories about Russia from October, 2012

Russia: Assessing Predictions About the Coordinating Council Election

As RuNet Echo readers know well, the Coordinating Council's elections took place last week, and that body has already convened virtually through Facebook and once again in person. Weeks in...

Central Asians Treated ‘Like Crap’ at Moscow Airport

Russia: the Scuffles of the Moscow Literati

Most online conflicts in the RuNet remain virtual. Sometimes, however, members of the Moscow creative class feel that fisticuffs are their only recourse, as a recent Twitter spat between blogger...

Russia: Facebook Insults Lead to a Fight at the Bolshoi

Russia: Cryptanalytic Vulnerabilities in the Opposition's Online Elections

The opposition's Elections Commission accidentally leaked personal voter data to one of its most dangerous enemies, Sergei Mavrodi's MMM group. How avoidable was this mistake, and does the fact that...

Russia: With Opposition's Online Elections Over, Scandals Plague Results

The Coordinating Council elections are finally over. Now that the final tally is in, it’s time to look more closely at what happened. Scandals and provocations have led to results...

New Realities of the India-Russia Defence Partnership

India has traditionally enjoyed warm defense ties with Russia. However, New Delhi’s recent tilt towards Washington has prompted Moscow to enhance its defense and diplomatic states with other South Asian...

Russia: DDoS Attacks Cripple Opposition's Online Vote

Russia: Opposition Distracted by Virtual Elections, Loses Real Elections

In August, Global Voices reported on several activists from Russia’s protest movement running for office in local elections. They hoped it would be easier to win these small-scale contests, which...

Russia: A Ponzi Scheme to Destroy the Opposition's Coordinating Council?

There are storm clouds rolling in for the Coordinating Council's coming elections, and the promise of a democratic triumph for the protest movement could be faltering, thanks mainly to the...

Russia: Regional Governor Holds Twitter Q&A

Russia: Candidates Drop Out of Opposition Elections

Russia: Lawmaker Wants to Regulate Social Networks

A few days ago several Russian bloggers were incensed by the idea that a Duma committee responsible for legislating the internet was going to propose a new law requiring passport...

Russia: Getting It Wrong on the Pussy Riot Prisoner's Dilemma

Reactions to the release of Yekaterina Samutsevich have generally been myopic and misleading. The popular "insight" is that the authorities are maneuvering to "divide and conquer" the punk rocker trio....

Russia: Winners & Losers in Round 1 of the Opposition's Debates

The first stage of the Russian opposition's Coordinating Council debates has ended. So who has advanced to the next round of debates? Who among the candidates is best winning the...

Russia: Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

Russia: Crowdmapping Corruption with Bribr Mobile App

Bribr is a newly-launched iPhone/iPad app that allows anonymous users in Russia to submit the locations and the amounts of the bribes they pay. Later, it will be possible to...

Russia: The Opposition Coordinating Council's Great Debates, Day 1.0

"What should the next Duma adopt as its first new law?" "Does Russia have any friends?" Just some of the questions thrown at the candidates for the upcoming elections of...

Russia: A Schism Between Pussy Riot Member and Defense Team?

One of the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot has decided to change her lawyers and defense strategy. Her lawyers have reacted by claiming she is being pressured.

Russia: Apple Logo Branded As Unchristian by Orthodox Activists

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