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· June, 2014

Stories about Ukraine from June, 2014

Ukrainian Rebels Worry that Putin Will Repeat Milošević's Mistakes

Eastern Ukraine’s rebel military commander warns that Putin might be repeating Slobodan Milošević’s wartime mistakes, though not in the way you might be thinking.

Western Ukraine Police Using Facebook to Increase Police Accountability

Russian Phone Prankster Fools Belarus Dictator

After Lukashenko found out he was a victim of a prank, he apparently gave his security apparatus "a week" to find Vovan and bring him to some form of justice.

Russia Says the Internet Spreads Extremism

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 Hacker Collective That Wasn't

There is a new Internet group in Russia that publishes compromising political information that the public was never supposed to see. But who's behind it all?

Between Ukraine and Russia, Kazakhstan's Chocolate Might Come Out a Winner

Kazakhstanis can be very, very patriotic about their national chocolate, Rakhat. With Ukrainian chocolate disappearing from the lucrative Russian market, some hope it is Rakhat's turn to shine.

From the Cyber-Trenches of Eastern Ukraine

The leaders of the the opposing militias continue to use social networks to reach out with news of their military campaigns.

Jen Psaki, the Russian Internet's Public Enemy No. 1

“Psaki” has become a stigmatizing catch-all term for everything Russians dislike about US foreign policy (especially America’s involvement in Ukraine).

Celebrating Russian Crimea with a Candy

Europe’s Far Right Are Inspiring Russians

While the electoral success of the Far Right worries some in the European community, many Russians have welcomed the surge in Euro-skepticism as a vindication of Moscow’s anti-EU posturing.

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