Alexey Sidorenko · November, 2011

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 November, 2011

Russia: Official List of Extremist (Forbidden) Materials Grows Over 1000 Items

RuNet Echo  16 November 2011

Sova center publishes [ru] another update of the list [ru] of extremist materials (run by the Ministry of Justice). After the update, which includes 1 YouTube video, kavkazcenter.com (radical separatist website), 2 videos dedicated to Tatar nationalism at tawba.info, and radical leftist limonka.nbp-info.ru, the list consists of more than 1,000 items (articles, videos, newspapers,...

Russia: Police Re-Branding, So Far Online Only

RuNet Echo  8 November 2011

Bloggers discuss newpolice.ru [ru], a self-proclaimed website of the Russian police's new look. Despite beautiful design, the authenticity of website hasn't been confirmed by any government agency, which leads a confusion wherever it's a real yet unannounced reform or just a design prank.

Russia: Hidden Political Messages in Well-Done YouTube Videos

RuNet Echo  7 November 2011

RuNet witnesses a new competition of high quality YouTube videos. The first video [ru] is called “Half-Dead Bloggers in DeadJournal” and mocks top-bloggers exposing them as neo-Nazis, drug addicts, unstable personalities, etc. The other video [ru] made by popular illustrator Zhgun, on the contrary, tells that unless you want to stay...

Russia: November 4th – a Day of Marches

RuNet Echo  4 November 2011

Ridus.ru, citizen media platform, provides an extensive coverage (photos, reports, streaming videos) of 4 marches: “Russian march” [ru] (anti-government, nationalist; ~6,000 participants), “Russian imperial march” [ru] (pro-government, nationalist; ~300 participants), Anti-fascist march [ru] (anti-nationalism, anti-capitalist; ~200 participants), “United Russia” march dedicated to the Day of Peoples Unity (pro-government, ~10,000 participants)....

Russia: Another Paid Discreditation Campaign Exposed

RuNet Echo  2 November 2011

Yevgeniy Roizman, popular blogger and anti-drugs activist, publishes [ru] a job offer posted at one of the freelance websites. The offer describes in detail the discreditation campaign against Roizman and offers ~8 US dollars for 100 short comments that would contribute to the black mouthing of the activist.

Russia: Blogger from the Moscow Region Under Police Pressure

RuNet Echo  1 November 2011

Novaya Gazeta publishes [ru] the story of Vladimir Pronin, a commenter from the Moscow region, who was publishing online materials that exposed corruption in Odintsovo city police. He was first accused of libel but during the search that was conducted in his house, police allegedly planted the ammunition. The court, however, dismissed...

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