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Augis Barkov

I am a Russian guy, born in Lithuania, living in Israel and married to a beautiful Chinese girl.
Following Russian blogosphere is, in my opinion, an excellent way to get in touch with Russia – one of the most interesting and enigmatic countries.
You can also do it by reading RedHotRussia where I post translations of the popular stories from Russian blogosphere along with comments of real Russian netizens, or following me on Twitter (@RedHotRussia).

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Latest posts by Augis Barkov

18 June 2012

Russia: Twitter Hashtag Targeting Putin Trends Worldwide

RuNet Echo

Last month, a Russian hashtag was briefly among the top worldwide trends on Twitter. This remarkable hashtag, written in Russian Cyrillic and 30 letters long, has been used to criticize...

22 May 2012

Russia: The RuNet's Top 10 Political Slang Words

RuNet Echo

Understanding political discussions in the Russian blogosphere requires a certain fluency in RuNet slang. For anyone interested in grasping the nuances of online satire and blogger arguments (or for those...