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· November, 2012

Stories about Russia from November, 2012

30 November 2012

The Surreality of Russian eDemocracy

RuNet Echo

The Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition met for second time on November 24, 2012. In keeping with the its online origins, participants and audience members actively tweeted updates and...

28 November 2012

In Russia, Fake News Sounds Real

RuNet Echo

A Russian version of The Onion wreaks havoc on unsuspecting bloggers. Could it be a Kremlin plot? That's probably a hoax!

26 November 2012

Waving Banners “Help Us Please,” Russian Prisoners Revolt

RuNet Echo

Over the weekend at a prison in Kopeysk, roughly 250 inmates began a protest on the roof of a prison building, waving banners that begged "help us please," while complaining...

Top Russian Journalist, Oleg Kashin, Fired from Print Newspaper, Moves to Online Journal

Ivorian and Russian Bloggers Make Light of the Electoral Fiasco for the Presidency of the French Conservative Party

25 November 2012

United Russia MPs Object to Online Satire

RuNet Echo

United Russia MPs threaten to take humorous website to court for libel. The outrage, however, was likely provoked by an internet tabloid.

22 November 2012

Russia: Attempted Hijacking of Regional News Website

Russia, Tajikistan: Who is Insulted by the Migrant Worker's Guide?

The youth wing of the ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan has condemned the 'Migrant Worker's Guide' published in Russia. However, a blogger thinks that Russia is doing more for...

19 November 2012

A Dying Putin Shakes Up Russia's Defense Ministry to Promote An Heir?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this month, as Americans prepared to re-elect President Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin fired his long-time ally Anatoly Serdyukov, the man who's served as Russia's Defense Minister since 2007. Russian...

18 November 2012

Misreading Magnitsky & Congress From Russia

RuNet Echo

Russian opposition bloggers were ecstatic on Saturday, after the United States House of Representatives passed the so-called Magnitsky Act with bipartisan support. Unfortunately for supporters of the Act, it is...

14 November 2012

Lurkmore or Lurkless? The Russian Internet Blacklist In Action

RuNet Echo

A new Russian law that threatens Internet censorship came into effect on November 1. This week, netizen outrage followed the blocking of one particularly popular website by Russian ISPs. The...

New Hard Times for Russian Journalism

RuNet Echo

This week, one of the RuNet's biggest bloggers, Rustem Adagamov, posted a letter from Yevgenia Albats, the chief editor of The New Times, one of Russia's most prominent weekly magazines....

12 November 2012

The Trouble With Russian Nationalism

RuNet Echo

This year, Unity Day lived up to its name, though in a rather unexpected way. In 46 towns and cities across Russia, including Moscow, roughly 30 thousand people took part...

An Online Project for Monitoring the State of Russia's Roads

RuNet Echo

The RosYama project is a method of monitoring the state of the roads and their compliance with latest government standards. Anyone who notices a roadway that fails to meet these...

9 November 2012

Russia's Volunteer Aid Capacity, On Vivid Display in Krymsk, Is Absent in Dagestan

RuNet Echo

In the aftermath of flood in Krymsk, Russia saw an outpouring of volunteer efforts, with civil society and representatives of different political fractions coming together to aid Krymsk's citizens. Perhaps...

8 November 2012

Russians React to Obama's Reelection

RuNet Echo

With America's presidential elections finally over, Russians are reacting to Barack Obama's reelection, voicing fears and hopes about topics ranging from the Reset to America's waning global hegemony. Politicians and...

4 November 2012

The Latest LiveJournal Sensation, Courtesy of the Russian Special Forces

RuNet Echo

The anonymous LJ blog hardingush was created on September 15. Now, less than two months later, the blog, subtitled "Ingush Special Forces, is number 425th in LJ's general user rating....

What Ever Happened to Russian Nationalism?

RuNet Echo

Just two years ago, Russians' capacity for street protests seemed limited to soccer hooligans and race riots. This, it appeared at the time, was the most the world could expect...

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