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Russia: A Riot Police Officer's Twitter and Blog

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, RuNet Echo

A Good Treaty writes [1] about an anonymous Moscow riot police (OMON) officer, who started tweeting in January (@OMON_Moscow [2], RUS, over 3,000 followers) and also has a blog (LJ user omon-moscow [3], RUS): “While the fact that this blogging activity is tolerated by the police force likely constitutes evidence that the top brass endorses the spirit and content of OMON_Moscow, this blogging project remains fascinating as the initiative of one scorned cop, driven to action by an apparent dissatisfaction with the common perception of who he is and what he does.”