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· January, 2014

Stories about Russia from January, 2014

Facebook Teams Up with Russia's Top Search Engine

RuNet Echo  16 January 2014

Scholars and researchers of the Russian Internet can rejoice this week, for Russia's leading search engine, Yandex.ru, is now the second website in the world, after Bing in the United States, to gain access to Facebook firehose data [ru]. This means that Yandex can now search Facebook's streaming API and provide live...

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Russia Bans All Liquids on Aircraft

RuNet Echo  12 January 2014

In the aftermath of the twin bombings in Volgograd before the New Year's holiday, Russia’s Transportation Ministry revised its rules on what airline passengers can bring on board.

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Monitoring the Russian Internet for Big Bucks

RuNet Echo  10 January 2014

The Russian Federal Protective Service is asking software developers to design a system that automatically monitors the country’s news and social media, producing reports that study netizens’ political attitudes.

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7 Theories of Why Putin Freed Khodorkovsky

RuNet Echo  10 January 2014

Illarionov has devoted special attention to Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s unexpected release from prison last December, and his most recent piece on the subject itemizes several different explanations for Putin’s sudden decision.

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