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Russia: Bloggers Defend Opposition Artist from Discreditation

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Arts & Culture, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Music, Technology, RuNet Echo

LJ users _o_tets [1] [RUS] and crazymozart [2] [RUS] disprove the series of discrediting materials against famous opposition musician Yuri Shevchuk [3] [EN]. After Shevchuk got engaged in the political debates at the beginning of 2010, a number of online publications [4] [RUS] accused the musician of alcoholism and mental sickness.