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Andrey Tselikov · May, 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 May, 2014

Russian Internet Users, Putin is After Your Digital Wallets

The offices of Yandex.Money, the popular online payments system associated with Russia's largest search engine, were searched by Russia's Investigative Committee.

Ukraine War in Real Time

Last Friday Ukrainian violence became even more viscerally evident on the Facebook account of one of the cyber-punk, post-state, viral-citizen-armies operating in the region.

Escape from Ukraine, or Return of the Tomato Terrorist

After coming in contact with separatists, Morozov was arrested and accused of being a spy: "I don't hold it against the militia who tortured me in Antracite" he later wrote.

In Eastern Ukraine Conspiracies Believe in You

Several Russian journalists made connections between Eastern Ukraine separatist leaders and Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeev.

Russia's Space Wars, On the Ground

Although GPS is safe, for now, the incident is an illustration of a kind of resigned lack of trust some Russians feel toward their government.

Death and Twitter: Reports from Ukraine

Today Russian journalist Ilya Azar reported on Twitter that members of Ukraine's newfangled National Guard had fired on civilian bystanders in Krasnoarmeysk.

Live Fire for Russian Historical Reenactor Spy

Military commander of the Slavyanks separatists, Igor Strelkov, is a historical reenactor, and, allegedly, works for Russia's military intelligence.

Tragedy and Confusion in Odessa

Over thirty pro-Russian protesters died in a fire in the cheerful Black Sea port of Odessa on May 2.

Russian Internet on the Way to Pyongyang

Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to physically store 6 months worth of user data in Russia.

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