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Isaac Webb · January, 2017

Former RuNet Echo co-editor. Writer and editor based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Former Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine and Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. MA from Stanford, BA from Washington and Lee. Follow me on Twitter @isaacdwebb.

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Latest posts by Isaac Webb from January, 2017

Russia Says No to Political Crowdfunding by Individuals

Russia's version of PayPal is shutting down the transfer of money to individuals collecting funds for political purposes—a decision that will undermine one presidential bid to challenge Putin in 2018.

Moscow's Top Cancer Hospital Under Pressure Amidst Drive for Health Care Privatization

Critics worry Moscow's Oncology Hospital No. 62 will close as part of a broader movement towards the privatization of the Russian health care system.

Website That Published ‘Yanukovych Blog’ Says It Was Fake

Little more than two weeks after first appearing on the news website Korrespondent, a blog purportedly written by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has been deleted by the publication's editors.

Ukraine Bans Russia’s One Independent TV Station

The Ukrainian government has voted to remove Russian independent TV station Dozhd from its list of approved foreign broadcasters, giving providers one month to remove the station from their networks.

All the President's Fishermen: Who's Standing Behind Vladimir Putin?

Why is Putin meeting with fishermen from Novgorod so much? Are they really fishermen?

The Best and Worst of Russia's New Year's Laws

Every year, the Russian State Duma schedules laws to come into effect on January 1st. RuNet Echo marks the highlights and lowlights of the 2017 New Year's laws.

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