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Isaac Webb · May, 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 May, 2017

22 May 2017

Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Nearly three years into the war in eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics are making a renewed attempt to attract foreign tourists to their Russian-backed statelets.

16 May 2017

Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites

RuNet Echo

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country's Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites.

8 May 2017

Who's Paying for the Meme War Against Alexey Navalny?

RuNet EchoAdvox

The scheme comes in the wake of news about a major mudslingling campaign that the Kremlin was reportedly planning against Navalny.

5 May 2017

Nyetflix and Dill: Putin Signs Law Regulating Foreign Online Streaming Services

RuNet EchoAdvox

Netflix and chill is looking more like Nyetflix and dill in Russia after Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill that restricts foreign streaming services' access to the Russian market.

1 May 2017

The Kremlin Is Worried Attacks on Opposition Leaders Are Making Them More Popular

RuNet Echo

Days after Alexei Navalny was again doused with green antiseptic, the news website Gazeta.ru reported that the Kremlin had instructed regional authorities to crack down such attacks in the future.