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Alexey Sidorenko

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

23 December 2011

Russia: Opposition Faces Online Communication Problems

RuNet Echo

The ability to broadcast the events of December 2011 in Russia live online, has made people around the world and in the country the spectators of a truly historical event –...

8 December 2011

Russia: Analyzing the Possible Scale of Saturday's Election Protests

RuNet Echo

As the situation with the Russian election results and the country's detained protesters has not yet been resolved, people in many cities are preparing for demonstrations on Saturday 10 December....

7 December 2011

Russia: Second Day of Post-Election Protests

RuNet Echo

The intrigue of the second day of post-election protests has centered around several major events: court appearances by bloggers Ilya Yashin and Alexey Navalny, a protest demonstration at Triumfalnaya Square,...

5 December 2011

Russia: The Revolt of “Net Hamsters”

RuNet Echo

The day after the elections, Russians got together to rally against election fraud. Even though the United Russia party, according to preliminary results, is to lose some 77 seats compared...

Russia: No Violation of Election Violations

RuNet Echo

Despite the many independent websites down due to DDoS-alypse, bloggers were able to share information on elections violations. The overall feeling online was expressed [ru] by @yar0slav: Falsification of elections...

Russia: Election Day DDoS-alypse

RuNet Echo

The Russian parliamentary election day has come. And with it, DDoS attacks and falsifications. Alexey Sidorenko reports.

3 December 2011

Russia: Last Words Before Pre-Election Silence

RuNet Echo

Friday, December 2, is the last day when campaigning for the Russian parliamentary elections is legal. Russian bloggers share their views on the upcoming December 4 parliamentary vote - and...

30 November 2011

Russia: Creators of Election Violation Map Come Under Attack

RuNet Echo

With a week to go until Russia's parliamentary elections, the Golos election monitoring association has been experiencing unprecedented pressure, including a break-in by a television team, accusatory articles in major...

22 November 2011

Russia: Digital Oppression Hits Web Forums as Election Approaches

RuNet Echo

As the Russian parliamentary election comes closer, dispersed attacks on regional discussion boards have turned into a massive wave of digital oppression. Alexey Sidorenko reports on several cases.

16 November 2011

Russia: Hidden Camera Reveals Illegal Electioneering in School

RuNet Echo

A scandal caused by a hidden camera recording at a school in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, has highlighted a serious problem in Russian schools: teachers campaigning for the ruling United Russia party.

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