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Stories from RuNet Echo

1 September 2014

Russian Social Networks Dominate in Ukraine Despite Information War

Russian VKontakte and Odnoklassniki networks dominate the social media market in Ukraine, according to new research from Russian Internet giant Yandex.

25 August 2014

Blogger Law Traps Russia's Activists in Limbo

The new blogger law's vagueness makes it an extremely potent tool for controlling dissent in Russia.

23 August 2014

From Cats to Military Parades: Photoblogger in Sevastopol Reflects Crimea's Patriotic Euphoria

These days, Crimean photoblogger Natalya Golovan is more likely to document a military ceremony or a celebratory fireworks display than the cats she photographed before.

22 August 2014

Crowdsourcing the Investigation of Eastern Ukraine's Russian Ghosts

Armchair military experts, social-media archive spelunkers, and ideologues all work together in creating conflicting versions of events in eastern Ukraine, making disinterested analysis and verification very difficult.

Ukrainian Daredevil Climber Admits to Painting the Moscow Star in Ukraine's Colors

The story of Russia's colour revolution has taken a new turn: a famous Ukrainian roofer Mustang Wanted admitted painting the star atop a high-rise in Moscow yellow and blue.

21 August 2014

Russia Finally Gets Its Color Revolution

The race to desecrate national symbols seems to be taking its toll on Moscow officials, who found it necessary to arrest several painters for using the colors yellow and blue.

Moscow Shutters 4 McDonalds for Poor Sanitation, But You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Russia closed four McDonald's locations in Moscow for "sanitary violations" in what some say is another stage of the sanctions war. The RuNet exploded with disbelief—and photos of Russian bathrooms.

20 August 2014

Russians Don't Care for Bloggers, Approve of Bloggers’ Law

Russians are mostly unaware of the new bloggers' law, and those who do know about it think it's a good idea, a new public opinion poll has found.

19 August 2014

Russia's Mockery of Jen Psaki Has Failed

One of the RuNet's latest attacks on the U.S. State Department spokesperson reveals how even Russia’s noblest patriots seem to rely on American resources when deriding the White House.

Donetsk's Guerrilla Separatists Kidnap the Ukrainian Guerrilla Artist Who Dared to Mock Them

A Ukrainian guerrilla artist who has been stealthily putting up artworks mocking the separatists of the Donetsk People's Republic in the occupied city of Donetsk was captured by the rebels.

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