· June, 2014

Stories about Russia from June, 2014

Russia's Irresistible Putin Swag

RuNet Echo  21 June 2014

Last week, two fashion designers opened a kiosk in a shopping mall outside Red Square, selling t-shirts celebrating Vladimir Putin. Within a day, they'd sold over five-thousand.

Russia Says the Internet Spreads Extremism

RuNet Echo  21 June 2014

Russia’s Interior Ministry has drafted a ten-year strategy for countering violent extremism. The plan identifies the Internet as the main conduit for extremism and calls for new policing measures.

Russia's Failed e-Democracy?

RuNet Echo  20 June 2014

Last year, the Kremlin launched an online portal where citizens can propose and vote on their own legislative ideas. The e-democracy experiment disappointed many, however.

Comas Make for Comedians on Russian Twitter

RuNet Echo  18 June 2014

Until yesterday, racing driver Michael Schumacher was in a 6-month coma. After he regained consciousness, Russian Twitter users welcomed the story with a flood of jokes about sports and politics.

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