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Russia: Bashkortostan President Meets Loyal Bloggers

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Governance, Media & Journalism, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

JournalUfa comments [1] [RUS] on the recent meeting of Rustem Khamitov [2], the new president (governor) of Bashkortostan [3] republic, with the bloggers. Only loyal bloggers were allowed to come, plus several controversial moments were cut from local TV-coverage, blogger petroffvalerij claims [4] [RUS]. In general, Bashkortostan-based community expressed confusion [5] [RUS] about this attempt to establish direct contact between the regional government and the netizens.