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Kevin Rothrock

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RuNet Echo Project Editor

Native son of the San Francisco Bay Area. Masters from UC Berkeley in Soviet History. Between 2009 and 2011, I worked with Leon Aron in Washington, DC, at the American Enterprise Institute. Since 2010, I've blogged at ‘A Good Treaty‘ and tweeted at @KevinRothrock. Doctoral student in Political Science at UConn.

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21 April 2014

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So Long, Mr. Durov, and Thanks for All the Fish

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After more than a year of rumors, the stockholders of Russia’s largest online social network, Vkontakte, have finally fired founder and CEO Pavel Durov.

19 April 2014

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Bad News & Worse News for Russian Internet Users

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A Russian initiative to expand regulation over bloggers is still just a bill in the legislature, but it’s already harming the country's Internet freedom.

14 April 2014

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Uncle Sam's Ukraine Failure in Russia

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The violence might be only starting, but an information war between Russia and the West has raged for months now.

5 April 2014

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A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

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A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

3 April 2014

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Quantifying Russia's Traitorous Media

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

1 April 2014

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Vkontakte's Pavel Durov Departs: Genuine or Joke?

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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.

28 March 2014

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Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 13 of 2014

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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

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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.

27 March 2014

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Blogging about Russia's Crimea Annexation? You Could Be an Extremist!

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Russian lawmakers are toying with the idea of levying extremism charges against bloggers who “incite xenophobic attitudes” when writing about the Crimea.

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