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Nina Jobe · June, 2013

California native, and long-time Russophile, Nina has been active on Twitter as @NinaIvanovna and blogged about Russian politics at Putinania since 2009. Her interests include social media, corruption, security, & terrorism, particularly in the North Caucasus. She currently resides in Tbilisi.

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Latest posts by Nina Jobe from June, 2013

29 June 2013

Russians Celebrate Number One Political Prisoner's Birthday

RuNet Echo

Nearly 10 years after his arrest and conviction, Russian society remains largely apathetic about Khodorkovsky. Those who do care are divided about both his guilt and its consequences.

24 June 2013

Environmental Issues Drive Russians to Demand More of Their Leaders?

RuNet Echo

Over the last year, “Save Khoper” has held a series of protests to bring attention to a cause against a mining project outside Voronezh. On June 22, the latest demonstration...

19 June 2013

Russia’s Bid For International Prestige: A White Elephant?

RuNet Echo

As Putin continues to pursue his policy of using international events like the Winter Olympics to show that Russia is worthy of investment, the country's taxpayers are coming to realize...

13 June 2013

Russia's Commodification of Political Prisoners

RuNet Echo

Russia’s blogosphere comments on the unexpected release from prison of businessman Alexey Kozlov.