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· August, 2010

Stories about Russia from August, 2010

24 August 2010

Russia: LiveJournal Communities as a Transparency Tool

RuNet EchoTechnology for Transparency Network

Alexey Sidorenko explores how LiveJournal communities are being used to promote transparency and accountability in Russia.

Russian Internet Surveillance Allegedly Hacked

20 August 2010

Russia: Bloggers Expose Death Rate Increase

RuNet Echo

Until the emergence of Web 2.0, the Russian government had enjoyed a monopoly on death rate information and could manipulate it. Gregory Asmolov investigates how the Russian bloggers have changed...

Russia: Shocking Pictures of Russian Neo-Nazis

Russia: Wildfires Victims Sorry They Fought For Their Houses

RuNet Echo

The aftermath of the recent wildfires in Russia is on the agenda of the main media channels. Reports on and interviews with victims, volunteers, humanitarian aid workers and government officials...

Russia: 19 Years Since Coup d'Etat Attempt

18 August 2010

Russia: Anglophone Bloggers Discuss Social and Political Aspects of the Wildfires

RuNet Echo

Anglophone Russia bloggers have been discussing social and political aspects of the catastrophic wildfires and the ongoing firefighting efforts in central Russia since early August. Here is a selection of...

U.S.A.: Russophone Students Blog About Work and Travel Program

RuNet Echo

Every summer thousands of college students from Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet countries come to the United States to take part in the Work and Travel USA program. Many...

Russia: Independent Regional News Portal Blocked by Internet Provider

Russia: TorrentReactor Village; $17,000 in Roaming Charges

16 August 2010

Russia: Fight With Fire in Ryazan Region

Macedonia: Political Parties Obsess Over Facebook ‘Likes,’ Myth-Making

Macedonian bloggers comment on the attempts of political parties to show off their ratings via social networks, while the communication they offer remains devoid of substance.