Alexey Sidorenko · October, 2011

Latest posts by Alexey Sidorenko from October, 2011

Russia: Photoblogger Launches New Citizen Media Agency

RuNet Echo  18 October 2011

Ilya Varlamov, popular photoblogger, officially launches [ru], news agency dedicated to the citizen media in Russia. Its ‘special projects’ section [ru] tells about new and already existing civil society movements that deal with environmental issues, traffic violations, illegal development in the historic parts of the cities, freedom of photography...

Russia: LiveJournal Loses 23 Percent of the Audience in 2011

RuNet Echo  12 October 2011

Vedomosti analyses [ru] serious drop (23-25 percent in 2011) in LiveJournal traffic. While most analytics agree that the decrease is connected to DDoS attacks on the RuNet's main political platform as well as interface improvements in Facebook and Google+, LiveJournal representative explain the negative dynamics with ‘summer seasonal prevalence.’

Russia: Deceased Yukos Lawyer's Last Interview

RuNet Echo  10 October 2011

The New Times publishes the last interview [ru] with Vasily Aleksanyan, former Vice President of Yukos oil company, who died on October 3, 2011 due to AIDS complications after his release from jail. “They're terrifying me every day,” confessed Aleksanyan saying that police didn't stop abusing him. Bloggers widely discuss the...