Latest posts by Kevin Rothrock from November, 2014
“The media space in Russia has narrowed to just a couple hundred people who gossip about each other. Sometimes these people don’t get enough self-irony,” TusovochkaNews’ creator told RuNet Echo.
The speed and vigor with which Russia’s intelligentsia turned on Alexey Venediktov in such a short time would be nothing short of amazing, were it anything unusual in Moscow.
Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky has worn many hats in the Russian news media. Russia experts in the West are inclined to dismiss him, but RuNet Echo tried to learn more.
The Russian government seems to be saying LGBT teens are a threat to each other—that they require the attention of medical professionals, who will explain that being gay precludes bravery.
A group of ecologists dropped nine miniaturized, waterproofed GPS-tracking units down a toilet in a St. Petersburg suburb and mapped the devices’ signals. The results were terrifying.
It is hard to underestimate the chilling effect the crackdown on Children-404 might have. The LGBT community is one of the least respected, most maligned groups in Russian society.
There are certain news outlets in Russia you don’t expect to publish stories accusing the government of funding Vladimir Putin’s enemies, but that is exactly what happened last week.
Concerns about Belov’s safety in pretrial detention spiked this week, after his brother wrote on LiveJournal about a supposed plan by the Federal Security Service to torture Belov in prison.
The statue's owners allegedly worry that the Steve Jobs monument, following news that Apple's new CEO, Tim Cook, is gay, violated Russia's laws against "homosexual propaganda."