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14 July 2014

Putin Tells Rabbis that Goebbels Was “Talented”

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Putin recently called Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, as a “talented man” in the meeting with an international delegation of rabbis.

12 July 2014

His Country Has Never Made it to the World Cup, But Uzbekistan's Ravshan Irmatov is a FIFA Legend

Uzbek football referee Ravshan Irmatov may not be as well-known internationally as Cristiano Ronaldo, but his record at World Cups is decidedly better.

11 July 2014

Russian Web Animation at Its Best

RuNet Echo

Foreigners are likely to think of Russia's ballet or literature before considering its Web animation, but it’s in this latter field that the RuNet has achieved something brilliant.

9 July 2014

Russia's Armchair Warrior Turns on Ukraine's Rebel Leader

RuNet Echo

Russians are finding the humor in one intellectual's rant against the rebel militia commander in eastern Ukraine.

5 July 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Russia's Internet Crackdown

RuNet Echo

To help people keep track of what’s what in Russian cyberspace, we've compiled a list of the most important laws to hit the RuNet in the past two years.

4 July 2014

Andrey Mima on Banning the Internet in Russia

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo translates a column by Andrey Mima about a new draft law in Moscow that will require websites to store all Russian users' data inside Russia.

3 July 2014

Russia's Cyber Nanny Calls for a Clean RuNet

RuNet Echo

In the eyes of parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Internet is a pretty scary place. Learn about the Cyber Nanny's latest filtering initiative with this handy breakdown from RuNet Echo.

1 July 2014

The Perils of the Lunar Putin

RuNet Echo

Aleksandr Dugin, a controversial Russian scholar, says he's lost his job at Moscow State University, claiming that the President's alter ego—the Lunar Putin—is to blame.

30 June 2014

Ukrainian Rebels Worry that Putin Will Repeat Milošević's Mistakes

RuNet Echo

Eastern Ukraine’s rebel military commander warns that Putin might be repeating Slobodan Milošević’s wartime mistakes, though not in the way you might be thinking.

27 June 2014

Russian Team Leaves World Cup

RuNet Echo

Russians resigned to poor national team performance.

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