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Kevin Rothrock · November, 2012

Former RuNet Echo project editor.

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Latest posts by Kevin Rothrock from November, 2012

Waving Banners “Help Us Please,” Russian Prisoners Revolt

Over the weekend at a prison in Kopeysk, roughly 250 inmates began a protest on the roof of a prison building, waving banners that begged "help us please," while complaining...

Top Russian Journalist, Oleg Kashin, Fired from Print Newspaper, Moves to Online Journal

Earlier today, Kommersant newspaper announced that it has fired columnist Oleg Kashin, one of Russia's best known journalists. In comments to Lenta.ru, Kommersant's chief editor, Mikhail Mikhailin, explained [ru] that Kashin's...

YouTube Temporarily Lands on Russia's Internet Blacklist

Thanks to a temporary glitch [ru], the Russian federal government briefly banned the entirety of YouTube earlier today. This comes shortly after Google's IP address [ru] also temporarily appeared on the state's...

New Hard Times for Russian Journalism

This week, one of the RuNet's biggest bloggers, Rustem Adagamov, posted a letter from Yevgenia Albats, the chief editor of The New Times, one of Russia's most prominent weekly magazines....

Is the Kremlin Trying to Stop Governors from Using Twitter?

In an article [ru] published earlier this week, Izvestia newspaper cited anonymous sources inside the Kremlin who claim that the federal government is now discouraging regional heads and governors from...

What Ever Happened to Russian Nationalism?

Just two years ago, Russians' capacity for street protests seemed limited to soccer hooligans and race riots. This, it appeared at the time, was the most the world could expect...

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