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Andrey Tselikov · April, 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 April, 2013

Potty-Mouthed Russian Blogger Faces Prison for Ethnic Slurs

A blogger from the Republic of Bashkortostan (a small autonomous republic neighboring Tatarstan in southern Russia) was recently charged with hate speech for a post she published on her Facebook...

RuNet: What Does Boston Mean for Chechen Cause?

A Chechen blogger analyses her fears of what the Boston Marathon bombings hold in store for the North Caucasus.

The Boston Bombings Come Home to Russians

Initially a distant story of bombs and American blood, the Boston Marathon bombings came home to Russians today. The RuNet had been following the investigation into the attacks with great...

Before Trial, Navalny Nominated as Russia's “Political Enlightener”

As Alexey Navalny is gearing up for his embezzlement show-trial in Kirov, there is at least one silver lining: he made it on the short-list of the Russian award Politprosvet...

Fancy Cars and Booze Fuel Russian Online Petitions

A Russian government online petition platform went live on April 2. RuNet Echo takes a look at how it works in practice.

Pediatricians Strike in Russian Republic of Udmurtia

Starting in early March, Andrey Konoval, an Izhevsk-based journalist, activist, and former deputy, has written over 20 blog posts covering the ongoing battle of local pediatricians against Udmurtia's health ministry.

Russia's Regional NGOs “Audited” by Prosecutor

DemVybor activists in the regional city of Voronezh reported on the DemVybor blog [ru] that local NGOs are being audited by the city prosecutor's office. The four organizations being targeted are all...

Russian Oligarch Berezovsky's Last Words: Yet Another Version

Pavel Pryanikov, of the blog ttolk.ru (Blog Tolkovatelya, The Explainer's Blog) has published [ru] yet another “last interview” with the deceased Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky [GV]. According to Pryanikov, the conversation was...

The RuNet's Leaky War

Chechen Leader's Tone-deaf Instagram Post

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