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Andrey Tselikov · February, 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 February, 2013

Russia's Feds Now Using Bloggers to Investigate Bloggers

Last week, blogger and corruption fighter Alexey Navalny was on top of the world, after he published information that led to the eventual resignation of a Duma deputy. The Russian...

Russia's New Media: Too Clique to Fail?

The previous version of OpenSpace.ru was much less political in nature and was presumably shut down for financial reasons. It reopened a month later with a revamped website and a...

A Fistful of Bloggers: Russian MP Pressured to Resign

Duma Ethics Committee Chairman Vladimir Pekhtin resigned today after a week of pressure from bloggers and the media over undeclared Florida property.

RuNet Skeptical About Chelyabinsk Meteorite

The tendency of the RuNet to amplify conspiracy theory explanations of any given event cannot be overestimated.

The Chechen President's Unlikely Instagram

From the start it was obvious that the anonymous album was being updated by either Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov himself, his press secretary, or someone equally close.

As Pope Resigns, Russians Resigned to Putin

Without any real interest in the repercussions of Pope Benedict's resignation for the Catholic faith, the RuNet defaulted to its favorite pastime, humor.

RuNet Freedom: a Pirate's Revenge

Amid brazen attempts to censor the RuNet, one group is fighting back. On February 4, the Pirate Party of Russia has announced a new specialized internet hosting service, called the...

Russia's Internet Censorship “Experiment”

A Russian federal region is about to embark on an "experimental" project aimed at censoring the internet. A joint effort by the Kostroma regional government and an NGO called the...

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