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· August, 2010

Stories about Russia from August, 2010

10 August 2010

Russian-Fires.ru, First Ushahidi Experience

RuNet Echo

Wildfires in central Russia have shown that the Russian blogosphere is capable of fast mobilization, cooperation and solidarity when it comes to natural disasters. The RuNet Echo team not only...

Russia: Blogosphere Helps Man Fight Local Administration

RuNet Echo

This story has everything for an unconventional blockbuster: a lonely hero facing dozens of armed bad guys, corrupt police forces, private security firm, contract killers, and... thousands of bloggers fighting...

Russia: Internet Trolls for the Good?

Russia: Yevgenia Chirikova – Leader of the Khimki Forest Defenders

Russia: Do Authorities Conceal Rate of Death Caused by Smog?

Georgia: Second anniversary of South Ossetia war

As Georgia marked the second anniversary of its August 2008 war with Russia over the breakaway territory of South Ossetia, online reaction has been mixed and largely polarized on geopolitical...

8 August 2010

Russia: Musicians Sign Petition for Detained Rapper

China: Visa tales

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in...

6 August 2010

Russia: a Blogger That Wrote to Putin about Wildfires Regrets Writing

Russia: Fires, Rynda and Putin Create Internet Meme

RuNet Echo

The coverage of Russian fires on the blogosphere took a different turn when notorious Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin replied to one of the posts on LiveJournal, popular blogging platform...