Alexey Sidorenko · December, 2009

Latest posts by Alexey Sidorenko from December, 2009

Russia: A Third of Russians Use Internet

RuNet Echo  19 December 2009

There are 42 million Internet users (29,6% of total population) in Russia according to the latest Public Opinion Foundation research [Google Translation ENG]. This is 2 million more compared to the Summer of 2009. Daily Internet audience in Russia accounts for 23,9 million.

Belarus: New Plans For Internet Control

RuNet Echo  16 December 2009

“Nasha Niva”online portal in Belarus published [Google Translation – ENG] a draft of the President's decree “On Measures to Improve the National Segment of the Internet.” The decree will  significantly limit the Internet freedom and introduce new measures of online censorship.

Russia: Two Stories of Space Blogging

RuNet Echo  16 December 2009

Blogging from and about space gains popularity and recognition among professional space travelers and regular bloggers. Russia is no exception. While the latest fashion for NASA astronauts is space twittering [ENG], more and more space explorers are going full-text. And the fact that one wouldn't necessarily call those blogs par...

Russian Google Books Site Launched

RuNet Echo  11 December 2009

Google launched its “Books” project in Russian language [RUS], reports Russian radio “Mayak” [RUS]. The corporation will face serious competition from other 10 large Russian e-libraries with lib.ru [RUS] being the oldest and most popular.