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Vadim Isakov · December, 2009

Born in Uzbekistan, I got my MA in Journalism in the U.S. in 2002. That year I came back to Central Asia to work for different local and international organizations. I was fortunate to travel all around the world perfecting my reporting skills and falling in love with complexity and diversity of global culture. I currently teach journalism at the Roy H. Park School of Communication at Ithaca College in the U.S.

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Latest posts by Vadim Isakov from December, 2009

Russia: Role of Stalin Debated on RuNet

Heated discussions on RuNet in the wake of the 130th anniversary of Joseph Stalin showed how divided people are regarding his role in Russian history.

Russia: “Anti-crisis” is Word of The Year

Three most popular words dominated Russian society in 2009 according to a well-known “Word of the Year” contest on Those words are “antikrizisniy” (anti-crisis), “zomboyashik” (zombie-box) as a description...

Russia: Google Bus Stop Ads Hacked

While Russia and the U.S. were holding meetings on cyber warfare, Russian activists took the process of hacking from virtual space to real bus stops in Moscow where they slightly...

Russia: Government News Agency Reporter Detained by Police

A photo correspondent of RIA-Novosty, Russian government news agency, was detained by the police [RUS] when he was covering a recent opposition rally in Moscow.

Russian Constitutional Court Ready For Internet

The Chairman of the Russian Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin announced that the Court was ready to broadcast all its public hearings via the Internet, Russian news agency Prime-Tass reported [RUS].

Russia: Soviet Handout on How to Behave in Afghanistan

English Russia posted a translated handout [ENG] for a Soviet “soldier-internationalist,” a.k.a. Soviet soldier fighting in Afghanistan, outlining the basic rules of engagement for USSR troops in the foreign country.

Russia: Online Media Should Be Responsible For What They Publish

A representative of the Russian Information Ministry urged online media in the country to moderate their blogs and forums. He reminded that online media are responsible for everything they “allow”...

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