Stories from RuNet Echo
14 November 2014
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.
13 November 2014
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.
12 November 2014
A new book, made up entirely of over 700 Facebook posts, chronicles the events Euromaidan protests as they were recorded and told by Ukrainian Facebook users.
11 November 2014
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.
10 November 2014
Russia's state-run Rossia Segodnya media holding has launched Sputnik, a new international multimedia project to "provide an alternative viewpoint on world events."
7 November 2014
Russian anti-fascist activist Aleksei Sutuga, known as Socrates, is behind bars after a suspicious trial, but his underground punk battle continues online.
A comment made on Twitter by a veteran Ekho Moskvy journalist has caused him trouble with the radio station's owners and possibly cost him his job.
5 November 2014
Although Russia’s Internet economy appears to be growing, a close look at recent trends suggests that it's slowing down under the weight of the country’s economic crisis and draconian legislation.
3 November 2014
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."
31 October 2014
In Russia's post-Crimea era, almost any event seems capable of sparking spasms of patriotic fervor. Thanks to the legacy of the Cold War, space travel is a particularly sensitive flashpoint.