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Latest stories about Russia

4 April 2014

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Donations Prolong Life of Opposition TV Station

RuNet Echo

The week-long telethon that started at the end of March has collected enough funds to maintain broadcasting for just over 53 days.

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Campaign to Unfollow “Occupied” Opposition Twitter

RuNet Echo

Many @lentaruofficial fans were incensed at the perceived usurpation, and started a mini-campaign to get people to unfollow the "zombie" impostor.

3 April 2014

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Quantifying Russia's Traitorous Media

RuNet Echo

A pro-Kremlin website says it has conducted a quantitative study that ranks Russian media outlets according to disloyalty.

2 April 2014

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RuNet April Fools’ Roundup

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo has collected the best gags for your amusement.

1 April 2014

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Vkontakte's Pavel Durov Departs: Genuine or Joke?

RuNet Echo

In what is either a bombshell for Russian social media or a daring April Fools' Day joke, Vkontakte general director Pavel Durov has announced his resignation.

31 March 2014

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A Schism Over Ukraine in Russian-owned LiveJournal

RuNet Echo

Igor Bigdan (ibigdan), one of the most popular RuNet bloggers, announced yesterday that he would be leaving his position as Director of LiveJournal Ukraine starting April.

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Embattled Opposition Blogger's Insanity Defense?

RuNet Echo

When attempts to silence Alexey Navalny, Russia's top blogger and anti-corruption activist, don't work quite as planned, it's time to shovel the dirt.

30 March 2014

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Putin Brings Back Soviet-era Civil Defense Certification

RuNet Echo

Bringing back "Readiness to Labor and Defense" would "pay homage to [Russia's] national historical traditions."

28 March 2014

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Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 13 of 2014

RuNet Echo

Every Friday, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

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‘Anonymous International’ Leaks Kremlin's Instructions to Russian TV

RuNet Echo

A Russian Internet group called “Anonymous International” has leaked what it claims is a “tyomnik”—a list of prepackaged news stories prepared by the Kremlin for Russia’s central television news stations.

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