Stories about Russia
14 July 2016
12 July 2016
11 July 2016
This ninth and final entry takes the tools and instructions we've been studying and applies them to a single case study: last year's wildfires in the Siberian city of Chita.
9 July 2016
The Russian government blocked four websites on July 8 that published calls to boycott parliamentary elections this September, along with broader plans for protests to disrupt the voting.
8 July 2016
A Quarter of a Century Ago, the USSR Went Nuts for Its First McDonald’s. Now That Joy Belongs to Siberia.
While the world's biggest fast-food chain might no longer thrill the denizens of modern-day Moscow, McDonald's is still breaking new ground elsewhere in Russia.
6 July 2016
Nobody likes canceling their plans, and the day Moscow banned an enormously popular music festival was the day Russian Facebook users transformed into apparent experts on event management.
5 July 2016
According to a Rostov court, Detective Eliseev wanted to advance his career and win bonus pay by faking “time-consuming inspection work” and framing a man for extremism.
4 July 2016
RuNet Echo reviews the seven most memorable moments of Pavel Astakhov's career, as we part with Russia's longtime children's rights commissioner.
1 July 2016
This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.
Telegram's known security flaws do not explain why Anna Gorbacheva, whose device never belonged to anyone associated with TV Rain, suddenly began receiving notifications of the team's private messages.
A single, poorly worded question displaying insensitive nonchalance after a tragedy appears to be the downfall of Russia's commissioner of children's rights.
28 June 2016
RuNet Echo translates a new investigative report by the Russian independent news channel TV Rain about a network of hidden cameras operating in women's restrooms throughout Moscow.
25 June 2016
While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.
24 June 2016
Victims believe they're are being targeted because of texts and photos they've shared on social media. This, apparently, has been enough to enrage certain anonymous, self-proclaimed “patriots.”
23 June 2016
A Global Voices author is assaulted in Indonesia, Tanzania continues to prosecute social media users under the Cybercrime Act, and Singapore pulls plug on Internet access for public employees.
The new comprehensive amendments threaten Russian Internet users' privacy and anonymity by cracking down on encryption and beefing up surveillance measures.
21 June 2016
Petr Zamkovoi has almost 13,000 times fewer Twitter followers, but TV journalist Vladimir Soloviev still found the time to lecture him about hard work and providing for one's family.
20 June 2016
Russian officials are considering the creation of a "national big data operator" that would control how Russian Internet users' data is being used, stored and protected.
18 June 2016
The Russian state Internet regulator, Roscomnadzor, has been grated the power to un-delegate domain names for websites found to host child pornography without a court order.
17 June 2016
It’s Friday and today we’re going to write about stickers—not just any stickers, but the stickers that have been flooding the instant messenger app Telegram for the past year.