Russia: President's Office Orders Blog Campaign to Neutralize 2012 APEC Summit Criticisms

Russian president's office administration had published a grant proposal for a blog campaign worth of 3 mln roubles (about 100,000 US dollars) to support the organization of 2012 APEC Summit in Vladivostok, reported [ru]. The blog campaign will, among others, include reacting to negative messages posted online, “creation of a Facebook page,” and a series of paid blog posts written by popular bloggers.

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