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Andrey Tselikov · March, 2014

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 March, 2014

A Schism Over Ukraine in Russian-owned LiveJournal

Igor Bigdan (ibigdan), one of the most popular RuNet bloggers, announced yesterday that he would be leaving his position as Director of LiveJournal Ukraine starting April.

Embattled Opposition Blogger's Insanity Defense?

When attempts to silence Alexey Navalny, Russia's top blogger and anti-corruption activist, don't work quite as planned, it's time to shovel the dirt.

Creator of Quirky Movement Defends Kremlin Propagandist

Ukrainians Desperate to Flip the Script on Fascism

How Russians Are Outsmarting Internet Censorship

RuNet activists have created a sophisticated system of censorship evasion and counter-attack, which can potentially make life hard for both censors and pro-Kremlin websites.

Ukrainian Paramilitary Leader Assassinated, Moscow to Blame?

Meet Crimea's New Anime Mascot, Natalia Poklonskaya

A definitive fan-art collection of Natalia Poklonskaya, the newly minted Prosecutor General appointed by the secessionist government of Crimea, who has captured the heart of RuNet and Japan.

Are America's Latest Sanctions on Russia Based on a List by a Blogger?

"looks like it isn't the CIA that's in charge of Navalny, but Navalny that's in charge of the CIA"

10 Ways Russians and Ukrainians Reacted to Crimea Annexation Speech

Regardless of how one feels about the Crimean question, it was a landmark speech, and one that bloggers reacted to the way they usually do on the Internet. Through memes.

Russian Officials Sanctioned Over Crimea Scoff on Twitter

"Comrade Obama, what should people who don't have any foreign bank accounts or property do? Did you not think of that?)" -Dmitry Rogozin

What Does Russia's Top Blogger Think About Crimea?

Before Alexey Navalny's LiveJournal blog was blocked late last week for breaking the terms of his house arrest, he published a long opinion piece on the situation in Ukraine.

Update: Russia Blocks Fifth Liberal Website

Russia Blocks Four Opposition Media Portals

"I don't even know if anyone is reading this anymore." - Putative opposition leader Alexey Navalny in his blog which was blocked today by order of Russia's Attorney General's office.

Facebook Status Criticizing Crimea Occupation Gets Journalist Fired

Russians ask if Putin can also come "occupy" them, if it means increased funding for the peripheral regions.

Prep the Tinfoil: Four Hoaxes Shaping Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Yanukovich is dead! American Navy to the rescue! Mars attacks Kiev! Ninjas kidnap the President! Are you a bad enough dude to read this article?

15 Memes That Escalate the Crimean Crisis

Memes and image macros lend themselves to polarizing rhetoric, not nuanced argument. But, hey, some of them are pretty funny!

Russia's Chief Propagandist Vacations in Europe as War Looms

"Great. Between telling stories of a decaying, homo-fascist Europe, Dmitry Kiselyov is riding a boat around Amsterdam"

Russia's Fight on Oscar Night

Russia's Channel One canceled the live Oscars broadcast, and cut part of Jarod Leto's speech in the recording. Was it planned?

Russia PM Medvedev's Facebook Post on Ukraine

Prime Minister Medvedev chose an odd venue for his statements on Yanukovich and how he sees Ukraine's current political leadership.

Sentiment Analysis of Russian Tweets about War in Crimea

"This is f*cked up guys! War in Ukraine? Putin, have you gone off your f*cking rocker?"/"War to the bitter end! Lets show these "khokhly" with sticks, how and AK-12 works."

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