· October, 2009

Stories about Russia from October, 2009

Russia: 1994 Zikr in Grozny

  11 October 2009

Photographer Oleg Klimov posts photos (RUS) of Chechen men performing a zikr ceremony in summer 1994 in Grozny, Chechnya: “Some six months before the war. Most of these people are no longer alive.”

Russia: A New IT Security Draft Law

  10 October 2009

Profy writes about a new draft law, which, if approved, would require local Russian ISPs “to provide law enforcement agencies with the information on their subscribers when requested. But the most interesting thing is that in some situations they will even have to deny their subscribers internet access when deemed...

Russia: Sergey Mironov on RuNet

  9 October 2009

Evgeny Morozov comments on “one of the most cogent and frank interpretations of how the Kremlin views the Internet,” delivered by Sergey Mironov, “who heads ‘A Just Russia’ – one of those Kremlin-affiliated parties – and presides over the Russian Federation Council – the upper chamber of the Russian parliament.”

Russia: Photos From Politkovskaya Rally

  7 October 2009

In the live_report LJ community (RUS), photo reports from the memorial rally that took place in Moscow on Oct. 7, the third anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's murder: LJ user zyalt, LJ user pafnootty, and LJ user antonb_ru.

US-Poland: Putting robots out of work

  7 October 2009

Eric Grover of Blogactiv.eu discusses US president Obama's decision to scrap the anti-missile defence system planned for deployment to Poland and the Czech Republic on the very day of the 70th anniversary of the 1939 Soviet attack of Poland at the outset of World War II.

Russia: Accelerating WTO accession?

  7 October 2009

Amanda Lahan of Crisis Crunch accounts for Russia resuming negotiations on membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which may still be hampered by plans for a customs’ union with Kazakhstan and Belarus, set to coincide with WTO-accession also of these countries.

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