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A native of sunny Uzbekistan, Global Voices Russian Editor. Graduated in International Law, interested in civil society developments, culture, travelling and photography.
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10 July 2012

Uzbekistan: ‘National’ Social Network Not Quite a Facebook Clone

Youface, the "national" social networking service launched in Uzbekistan, has been criticized by some netizens as a "bad copy" of Facebook. Yet, the service which reportedly aims to "boost patriotism"...

14 December 2011

Uzbekistan: Playing Politics on Facebook

Facebook seems to have started playing an important role in Uzbek politics. However, so far it is more a tool for playing games with fake accounts, rather than an instrument...

28 October 2011

Global Voices Russian Partners With

We are pleased to announce partnership of Global Voices in Russian with, one of the most prominent citizen media platforms in Central Asia and about Central Asia, which has...

20 April 2011

Central Asia: Finalists of BarCamp Ideas Market

Global Voices has already provided an overview of BarCamp Central Asia, which took place on 15-17 April, 2011 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In this post we would like to give our...

18 April 2011

Central Asia: Ideas and Innovations of BarCamp Central Asia

The fourth educational non-commercial conference for professionals in social media (BarCamp Central Asia) took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 15-17 April, 2011, bringing together journalists and bloggers, IT and media specialists,...

1 April 2011

Uzbekistan: Next on the List of Revolutions?

Last month, Alen Mattich at The Wall Street Journal produced and published an index of likely candidate countries ripe for an upheaval. The fact that Uzbekistan is 15th on the...

31 March 2011

Russia: Voting For The BOBs Blog Award Has Started

RuNet Echo

On march 22, 2011 voting for "The Best Of Blogs" Awards, event annually organized by German media corporation Deutsche Welle, started. The award is getting more popular every year. This...

17 March 2011

Russia: Reaching Out to the President

RuNet Echo

Many projects have been recently created in Russia on the basis of crowdsourcing (or user-generated content (UGC)), when information on any particular topic is collected by internet users. Almost each...

13 March 2011

Uzbekistan: The Enemies of the Internet are Known

12 March was the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, the initiative is intended to promote the idea of Internet without restrictions and accessible to...

10 March 2011

Russia: The Dead Journal

RuNet Echo

Social networks strongly tie a person to themselves. The person opens a page under his/her name, puts out photographs, indicates interests, joins groups and communities, writes notes, shares impressions and...


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