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Dmitry Davidov

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Russia: Overview of Top RuNet Trends and Events in 2011

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...

Russia: Phone Hacking Case Unites Opposition

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...

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash

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...

Russia: Controlled Media Support Party Hijacking

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...

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

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...

Russia: New Decrees Push for More Government Openness Online

Russia: Internet Audience Continues to Grow Rapidly

Russia: Notorious Foundation Clashes with “Forbes”

Russia: New Statistics of Social Network Users

Russia: Photoblogger Covers Drug Addiction in Afghanistan

Russia: Government Company to Bring Internet to Largest Island in Norway

Russia: News Website to be Closed Because of Racial Clashes Coverage

Russia: Kremlin Critics Threatened With Travel Ban

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...

Russia: Infamous ‘Vanishing’ Charity Foundation Resurfaces

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'...

Russia: New Initiative to Enforce TV Morality

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,...

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

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...

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

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

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...

Russia: Bloggers Debate Military Operation in Libya

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...

Russia: Online Media 2010-2011 According to Yandex.ru

New Yandex.ru 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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