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Dmitry Davidov

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16 January 2012

Russia: Overview of Top RuNet Trends and Events in 2011

RuNet Echo

At the end of this turbulent and inspiring year, Global Voices RuNet Echo editors present you with the list of events that had a profound impact on the Russian Internet...

22 December 2011

Russia: Phone Hacking Case Unites Opposition

RuNet Echo

The leaking of private phone conversations of a prominent Russian opposition leader to the media has given rise to many issues and left a lot of questions unanswered. Dmitry Davidov...

4 November 2011

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash

RuNet Echo

One well-known Georgian political blogger writes of his dilemma in being approached for payment for a blog post. Blogging for cash is a recent shady public relations phenomenon in Russia...

23 September 2011

Russia: Controlled Media Support Party Hijacking

RuNet Echo

With Russia’s parliamentary and presidential elections quickly approaching, political battles are becoming an almost daily occurrence. The latest scandal has reminded many bloggers that political celebrities can be discredited as...

31 August 2011

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

RuNet Echo

Recent months have seen a new spin on the topic of emigration that seems to be ever-present in the Russian online space. Several powerful blog posts written by people from...

13 July 2011

Russia: Kremlin Critics Threatened With Travel Ban

RuNet Echo

On July 6, 2011, leading political opposition activists Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov suddenly found themselves banned from leaving Russia by the country's Federal Bailiff Service. The concept of a...

6 July 2011

Russia: Infamous ‘Vanishing’ Charity Foundation Resurfaces

RuNet Echo

The heartwarming performance of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin playing the piano and singing the song "Blueberry Hill" at a charity concert, was darkened by the scandal surrounding the 'Federaciya'...

14 June 2011

Russia: New Initiative to Enforce TV Morality

RuNet Echo

An initiative to create a Public Oversight Board for media control in Russia may seem like a passage from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four but it is a reality in the country,...

25 May 2011

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

RuNet Echo

Censorship on the majority of Russian television channels has been around forever, but a recent open letter by REN TV reporters showed how even remaining small islands of media freedom...

9 May 2011

Russia: Bloggers React With Cynicism to Bin Laden's Death

RuNet Echo

The death of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, has provoked condemnation and talk of conspiracy theories among Russian bloggers. Quickly becoming one of the hottest...

Russia: ‘Online Superman’ Navalny Has Bloggers Divided

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny is much more than a blogger. He exploded onto the Russian Internet with scandalous revelations, often against political figures, and quickly grew into the country's "online Superman," fighting...

11 April 2011

Russia: Bloggers Debate Military Operation in Libya

RuNet Echo

The situation in Libya, especially after the start of military operations by Western countries, has become one of the main topics of discussion in the Russian blogosphere. Marina Litvinovich analyzes...

30 March 2011

Russia: Online Media 2010-2011 According to

RuNet Echo

New report "Media sphere of RuNet. September 2010 - January 2011" suggests that Russian online media are growing but still have a long way to go to become a...

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