Alexey Sidorenko · December, 2010

Born in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow State University and defended Ph.D thesis there. Currently finishing MA thesis in the Warsaw University, Poland. Worked in Carnegie Moscow Center from 2005 till 2008 in the “Society and Regions” programm. More events at my blog

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Latest posts by Alexey Sidorenko from December, 2010

Belarus: Users Are Redirected to Fake Opposition Websites

RuNet Echo  19 December 2010

Habrahabr-user webdew reports that Belarus users are being redirected to fake opposition websites: gazetaby.in, nnby.in, charter97.in, bchdd.in, belaruspartisan.in, euroradio.in, ucpb.in, svaboda.in. The design of all these websites is the same but the content is completely different from the original. All domains belong to “Belpak”, Belarus state-owned Internet provider.

Russia: Studying Online Mobilization of the Manezh Riots

RuNet Echo  15 December 2010

Recent riots on Manezhnaya Square next to the Kremlin showed that Russian soccer fans have become a powerful community who can mobilize thousands very quickly around an event. Last week, that  event was the commemoration of Yegor Sviridov, a fan of the Moscow soccer club “Spartak” who was murdered in...

Russia: the Blogosphere Boils As Ethnic Clashes Flood Moscow

RuNet Echo  15 December 2010

Interfax.ru, Russian news portal moved to manual update mode due to the overload caused by numerous ethnic clashes (so far 1200 arrested and 30 injured) in different places of Moscow, news2.ru reported. Fanat1k.ru, largest soccer fan media outlet, has been inaccessible throughout the day, many smaller fan forums don't load...

Russia: Google Launches Search of Russian Blogs

RuNet Echo  13 December 2010

Google launches blogsearch.google.ru, Russian-language blog search service. One of it's functions – to display the most discussed news of the Russian blogosphere. Almost a year ago, Yandex.ru, Russia's most popular search engine, closed a similar blog rating. Yandex claimed that the blog search and rating of blog entries wasn't efficient. Political...

Russia: Photos and Videos of Soccer Fans Protesting in Moscow

RuNet Echo  11 December 2010

Blog of Novaya Gazeta [RUS], Radio Liberty [RUS], aleshru [RUS], and vadimb [RUS] share pictures and videos from the mass protest action of soccer fans in the center of Moscow. It is the second public event since the murder of one of the fans this week. Snob.ru hosts [RUS] discussion on the political consequences of...

Russia: Soccer Fans Block Moscow Streets in Protest Against Murder

RuNet Echo  9 December 2010

Corrupcia.net, bb-mos, podkradyha, and harfang83 share pictures of the soccer fans blocking Leningradskiy prospekt, one of the major Moscow streets, to protest against the murder of their colleague Yegor Sviridov. Killers of Sviridov were released soon after the murder. Most of those who participated in the street action are afraid the...

The Sad Fate of Russia's “YouTube Cops”

RuNet Echo  7 December 2010

Several police officers have followed in the footsteps of Alexey Dymovskiy, uploading YouTube testimonies of wrongdoings within the police force in the past year. Unfortunately, nearly all have suffered arrests, beatings, firings or criminal prosecution, and justice has never been done.

Russia: Khimki Local Provider Blocked Environmentalist Website

RuNet Echo  7 December 2010

Telincom, Khimki city Internet provider, applied regional blocking technique by preventing access of its users (all other users could freely access the website) to the environmentalist website ecmo.ru, kasparov.ru reported. The blocking started after the website began to collect signatures for the dismissal of the local mayor, Vladimir Strelchenko.

Russia: New anti-Corruption Portal

RuNet Echo  6 December 2010

Alexey Navalny, Russian investigative blogger, started a new anti-corruption portal “rospil.info,” a wannabe Russian analogue of Wikileaks. The name of the portal means “saw cut” – a term for a corruption process of stealing from the government budget (“sawing budget”).

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