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Andrey Tselikov · July, 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 July, 2013

Can Pirates Save the Russian Internet?

Judging from attendance at recent demonstrations, Russian supporters of internet freedom have their work cut out for them if they want to move their cause from online to offline.

Ethnic Slurs Haunt Alexey Navalny

Alexey Navalny came under harsh criticism from Russian opposition movement colleagues just days after he was released from Kirov jail, and as soon as it became clear that he would...

With Russian Netizens Like These, Who Needs Trolls?

Pavel Astakhov, Russia's children's ombudsman, blithely raises the possibility of sending Russian orphans to be adopted in the North Caucasus. Again.

Fear and Censorship in Russia's Huffington Post

PublicPost, an internet news publication that for a time sought to become the Russian Huffington Post, met its end last month, when it became the latest in a series of...

Russia's #1 Social Network Attacked Abroad

On June 26, 2013 VKontakte co-founder Nikolai Durov reported that Ukrainian authorities have seized the company's Ukrainian servers.

The Day Russia's Libraries Stood Still

On July 2, 2013 three of Russia's popular online libraries blocked user access to their websites and collections as a way to protest a new law aimed at combating internet...

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