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Russia, Belarus: Internet News Roundup

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Belarus, Russia, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Governance, Law, Technology

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy reports on the intention of the Russian Anti-Monopoly Service “to officially include Microsoft in the register of monopolies [1] doing business in the country” and on president Medvedev's announcement [2] that “the government of the country would be watching foreign investors coming to the internet market closer – and would also be investing in the industry itself.” Also, Svetlana writes about Google's arrival in Belarus [3] (as well as about various Google impostors in the region), and about “the war LiveJournal bloggers virtually declared to Mail.ru [4]” in Russia.