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· November, 2013

Stories about Russia from November, 2013

28 November 2013

A Bird's-Eye View of Russian Corruption

RuNet Echo

Blogger Alexey Navalny has launched a new attack against five prominent Russian politicians, accusing them bribe-taking and failing to declare vast property holdings that include opulent mansions located outside Moscow.

26 November 2013

Red Square's Makeover: Goodbye, Lenin. Hello, Louis Vuitton!

RuNet Echo

Lenin’s Mausoleum is no longer the most imposing structure in Moscow’s Red Square. From now until January 19, that honor belongs to a 20-foot-tall Louis Vuitton advertisement.

25 November 2013

Ukrainian pro-EU Protest Pleases the Russian Opposition

RuNet Echo

But no consensus on whether Ukraine should continue the long process of EU accession or whether it should forge yet closer ties with Russia.

22 November 2013

Closure for Russian Terror Victims?

RuNet Echo

Was the mastermind behind the Volgograd bus bombing killed by Russian special forces or captured by Dagestani civilians?

20 November 2013

LGBT-Friendly Coloring Books for Russians

Russian Social Conservatives & Economic Liberals Want to Cut Abortion Funding

RuNet Echo

Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.

19 November 2013

Cushy New Job for Sacked Russian Defense Minister

RuNet Echo

Is former Minister of Defense Serdyukov's new appointment a reward for his silence in a large-scale corruption scandal?

18 November 2013

Anglophone Bloggers Parse Russian Nationalism

RuNet Echo

Ethnic nationalism now seems to be enjoying a renaissance in Russia. The nationalist theme is especially pronounced in RuNet commentary, and Anglophone Russia bloggers have noticed this trend, too.

15 November 2013

Polish Right-Wing Nationalists Hijack Country's Independence Day

Poland's National Independence Day, traditionally celebrated on November 11, ended in violence this year during a march organized by a nationalist movement. Police detained around a dozen individuals.

Will Russia’s Scrotum Revolt Join Pussy Riot in Prison?

RuNet Echo

Petr Pavlensky, the political artist who recently nailed his scrotum the pavement in Red Square, now faces the same “hooliganism” charges at the center of the Pussy Riot trial.

14 November 2013

Russia's Potemkin Hospitals?

RuNet Echo

Are modern hospitals shown on television fakes rolled out to bamboozle VIPs like Prime Minister Medvedev?

Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova Transferred to Krasnoyarsk

12 November 2013

Russian Artist Pavlensky Nails His Scrotum to Moscow's Red Square

RuNet Echo

One of Russia's most infamous artists has staked his scrotum to the cobblestones outside Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square. How have Russians reacted?

11 November 2013

The Chechen Lawyer and the Dead Russian Colonel

RuNet Echo

Russia's Investigative Committee is targeting a Chechen lawyer for bribery in a murder case, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to the rescue.

10 November 2013

Regional Bloggers Targeted for “Extremism” by Russian Police

RuNet Echo

Regional authorities in Russia are cracking down on local opposition bloggers, persecuting them for alleged "extremism."

8 November 2013

No Justice for Battered Russian Journalist

RuNet Echo

Journalist Oleg Kashin was severely beaten and almost killed three years ago, presumably for his political writing. His assailants are still at large.

7 November 2013

Russian Maternity Ward Turns Away Illegal Immigrant in Labor

RuNet Echo

A Vladivostok maternity ward reignited Russia’s immigrant debate, when obstetricians refused to admit a woman in labor, because she lacked both health insurance and money to pay the delivery fee.

6 November 2013

Russians Remember the Nord-Ost Hostage Siege, 11 Years Later

RuNet Echo

Russians are no strangers to terrorism, but there's always something strange about every passing anniversary of the country's worst terrorist attacks.

5 November 2013

‘Women Should Be Submissive’, and Other Google Autocomplete Suggestions

Following UN Women's lead, Global Voices conducted its own experiments with Google's Autocomplete feature. The investigation revealed popular attitudes about women’s roles, sexuality, appearance and relationships with men.

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