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· November, 2013

Stories about Russia from November, 2013

Ukraine: Understanding the #Euromaidan Protests

  30 November 2013

It may seem to many that the #Euromaidan protests in Ukraine grew out of nowhere and overnight, but this is not the case. There is a long history behind the protests and the government's decision to back out of what was supposed to be a historical and significant move toward...

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A Bird's-Eye View of Russian Corruption

RuNet Echo  28 November 2013

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.

LGBT-Friendly Coloring Books for Russians

RuNet Echo  20 November 2013

Activists from the LGBT equality T-shirt company FCKH8.com are planning to send 10,000 copies of a pro-gay coloring book titled “Misha and His Two Mothers” to families with children in Moscow and Sochi, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics. The book's core message, captured by the catchphrase “Gay Is Okay!”...

Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova Transferred to Krasnoyarsk

RuNet Echo  14 November 2013

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's exact whereabouts were unknown for the past three weeks, after prison authorities announced that the Pussy Riot icon would be transferred from a prison in the Republic of Mordovia to an unknown location. On November 12, 2103, authorities finally revealed some information about Tolokonnikova's new home. The federal human rights...

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