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Nina Jobe · July, 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 July, 2013

29 July 2013

Laughing at Putin's Pike

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Putin's presidential photo-ops, which grow more absurd with each passing year. In his latest publicity stunt, Putin joined Prime Minister and Defense Minister on a fishing trip in Krasnoyarsk.

18 July 2013

Russian Nationalists Score Victory in Opposition Council

RuNet Echo

The Coordinating Council of the Opposition has released a statement on the ethnic clashes and protests taking place in the town of Pugachev.

9 July 2013

Vigilante Justice & Race Riots in Provincial Russia

RuNet Echo

A bar fight that broke out last weekend between two young men in a small town of Pugachev in Russia’s central Saratov region, ended with racial violence.

8 July 2013

The New Despicableness of Doubting Navalny

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny's closing statement in a trial that could land him in prison for up to six years was a stinging, poignant speech against the current government, which he called...

2 July 2013

Russia's Amnesty Proposal Tests Entrepreneurial Attitudes

RuNet Echo

Boris Titov, the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights, has proposed an amnesty program for economic crimes. Under his plan, some 10,000 men and women incarcerated for economic crimes would be...