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· April, 2014

Stories about Russia from April, 2014

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The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

RuNet Echo  30 April 2014

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

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Raising the Dead to Fight Ukraine

RuNet Echo  26 April 2014

Sokoloff's conclusion at seeing Lobov in uniform at a Ministry of Defense meeting was that the man had come out retirement, which can only mean one thing.

Ukrainian Artists Cage Russians Like Animals

RuNet Echo  25 April 2014

A group of artists in Kiev has opened a new exhibit that many Russians are calling dangerously xenophobic. Yesterday, April 24, 2014, the “Ukrainian Cultural Front” presented four interactive installations intended to criticize Russia for its opposition to the EuroMaidan movement and its interventions in southeastern Ukraine. The most controversial...

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Censorship by Litigation in Russia?

RuNet Echo  18 April 2014

Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

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Southern Russia's Road Warriors

RuNet Echo  18 April 2014

North Ossetians display a readiness for civil disobedience that has many asking about their willingness to take to the streets (or highways, as it were), when faced with injustice.

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Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

RuNet Echo  12 April 2014

A partial exodus from Russia by MasterCard and Visa has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to propose Bitcoin, the world's leading crypto-currency, as a solution to the country's monetary problems.

Russia Intends to Clean Up “Internet Pollution”

RuNet Echo  10 April 2014

The Russian government is drafting a new project that would redefine the “principles of state cultural policy.” In a concept paper shared with the press this week, a working group led by Sergei Ivanov, Putin's chief of staff, declared Russia's need to preserve its unique “state-civilization” and moral foundation in...

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