Stories from RuNet Echo
9 September 2014
Sergei Misyura, whose twitter account has over 15,000 followers, spent four months with the 72nd Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, fighting in the 'Anti-Terrorist Operation' (ATO) in Luhansk region.
8 September 2014
"A view from behind bars gives the best view of how the government process works,” says a new website from Pussy Riot's best known members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
The heyday of social media scoops from inside the Russian war machine may be over. Or maybe not. Some soldiers will always manage to sneak in phones.
6 September 2014
A deputy in the Russian parliament thinks the United States might cut off Russia's internet and suggests Russians take measures to get ready for the information blackout.
4 September 2014
Previously filled with interesting or amusing content, with only occasional forays into the world of politics, now Sedelnikov's blog is entirely devoted to covering the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
3 September 2014
The good people of Chelyabinsk—a city whose toughness is legendary in Russian popular culture—have become some of the world’s biggest producers of candid-camera cartoon mayhem.
As Russia turns inward, the country has sought national alternatives to goods and services that are generally Western-dominated. Moving ahead, Russia faces the dangers of breaking this dependence too quickly.
1 September 2014
Russian VKontakte and Odnoklassniki networks dominate the social media market in Ukraine, according to new research from Russian Internet giant Yandex.
29 August 2014
Ukrainian Facebook users have complained to Mark Zuckerberg himself that their accounts are being blocked on the site in droves—and they're blaming the Kremlin's bot army.
28 August 2014
As Russia expanded its push across the Ukrainian border in what the media described as a stealth invasion, Ukrainian Twitter users replied with thousands of posts and trending hashtags.