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Kevin Rothrock · December, 2012

Former RuNet Echo project editor.

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Latest posts by Kevin Rothrock from December, 2012

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This December, Russia's Kids Aren't Alright

RuNet Echo  25 December 2012

As billions of people across the world awoke today to open gifts and be with their families, three of Russian Duma Deputy Sergei Zhelezniak's four daughters rolled out of bed to find that intimate photographs from their social network accounts had been published in a muckraking attack on their father. Navalny's decision to target Zhelezniak's children has split the RuNet into camps of supporters and critics.

On Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly

RuNet Echo  15 December 2012

RuNet Echo contributor Donna Welles compiles [en] netizen reactions to President Putin's Address to the Federal Assembly (ru, en), highlighting which passages best resonated with bloggers and how they interpreted and understood his latest initiatives.

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Remembering the Night the Russian Opposition Would Prefer to Forget

RuNet Echo  4 December 2012

Yesterday, The New Times published a retrospective on last winter's mass protests, highlighting how the Internet played a vital role in mobilizing thousands of people in a city that, until then, could only produce a few hundred demonstrators at a time. The middle class, the youth, and the technophiles of Moscow had awakened and the possibilities seemed endless. Then came the schism.

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