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Andrey Tselikov · January, 2013

I moved to the US from Russia many years ago, but I still follow RuNet avidly. I hold a Masters in International Policy from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, and work as an economic consultant.

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Latest posts by Andrey Tselikov from January, 2013

Russian Teacher Briefly Fired for Defending LGBT Rights

As if Russia's liberals were not already outraged enough about a proposed federal law banning "homosexual propaganda", the firing of an activist school teacher protesting this law has sparked a...

Where Russia's Honest Ones Go to Die: Dolmatov's Suicide

On the morning of January 17, Russian political refugee Alexander Dolmatov was found having hanged himself in a solitary cell of a Dutch deportation center. Dolmatov left Russia last summer,...

Opposition Party Attacks Russian eDemocracy

Just Russia has always been a conflicted political entity. Nominally, it's a social-justice-oriented opposition party with members in the Russian parliament. During the past year, Just Russia has gained a...

Russian Facebook of Horrors: It's a Conspiracy!

In the days immediately following Kabanov's arrest Russian netizens experienced a rare period of introspection, liberally sprinkled with conspiracy theories.

Volunteers Settle Dispute Over Size of Moscow Protest?

No Russian opposition rally is truly over, it seems, until there has been an Internet flame war over the strength of its attendance. After the last protest march three groups...

Russian Facebook of Horrors: From Tragedy to Humor

Humor is sometimes the only way to deal with a tragedy like the one that struck Russian Facebook over the weekend, when it turned out that Alexey Kabanov, chef and...

Russian Facebook of Horrors: The Murder Trail

A Moscow chef, Alexey Kabanov, has allegedly strangled and dismembered his wife and mother of three small children, Irina Cherska. Kabanov and Cherska were tightly integrated into the protest-minded Russophone...

Russian Internet Easily Distracted by Beavers

Amid scandal and legislative controversy the RuNet is sidetracked by quirky recipes and celebrities.

Snowballs: Russia's Phantom Menace

St. Petersburg police have dispersed a snowball fighting flashmob in the city center. The RuNet is outraged.

Sex Allegations Hound Russia's Top Blogger

As RuNet was preparing to celebrate the New Year, Tatyana Delsal, estranged ex-wife of popular blogger and Coordinating Council member Rustem Adagamov, has accused him of statutory rape.

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