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Masha Egupova

was born and grew up in Vladivostok, a city in the Russian Far East. She graduated from the Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Russia and Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her main research interests are in the media communication field, print media analysis, media-Internet relations, and the challenges new Internet media present to traditional media. Besides that she is interested in covering the stories from Vladivostok, her home town.

You can find my personal blog here: http://mashavladivostok.wordpress.com/

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Latest posts by Masha Egupova

20 November 2014

Musicians Seen As “Pro-Russian” Are Not Welcome in the UK and Latvia

When singer Valeriya arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for her concert, which she was supposed to perform with Iosef Kobzon, she was met with over one hundred anti-Putin protesters.

18 November 2014

Critical Independent Theater Company Faces Eviction in Moscow

"There [was] no reason [given], and it is not indicated on the termination (statement). Therefore, I conclude that it has something to do with plays."

27 October 2014

Russian and Ukrainian Musicians Caught Between Conflict, Bitter Rhetoric and Bans

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolds, political borders turn into cultural borders, and artists on both sides suffer the consequences.

22 September 2014

How Russia’s Anti-Profanity Law Is Affecting Independent Filmmakers

Russian filmmakers are still grappling with how the anti-profanity law will affect their work and Russian culture at large.

4 September 2013

Russia's Far East Beset with Toxic Japanese Cars

RuNet Echo

Vladivostok, a remote city in the Russian Far East, is notorious for the many used Japanese cars on its roads, which are possibly the worst in the country.

1 September 2012

Russia: Activist Jailed on Trumped Up Drug Charges

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, the list of what many are calling Russia's 'political prisoners' grew yet again. On August 28, activist Taisiya Osipova was sentenced to eight years in prison for...

5 June 2012

Russia: Oppositionists Ponder Putin's Legacy

RuNet Echo

With Moscow's next anti-government mass rally scheduled for 'Russia Day' on June 12, 2012, the protest movement reflects on May's 'Million Man March,' which ended in violent clashes between demonstrators...

1 March 2012

Russia: Vladivostok's Pre-Election Puzzle

RuNet Echo

Everyone and everything has turned political on the eve of the March 4 presidential election in Russia. The city of Vladivostok has caught this pre-election fever as well. Masha Egupova...

23 February 2012

Russia: Pro-Putin Rally in Vladivostok Causes Controversy

RuNet Echo

Pro-Putin rallies, also known as Putings, took place in many Russian cities last weekend. One such Puting caused a scandal in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, which is renowned...

13 December 2011

Russia: Post-Election Protest in Vladivostok on December 10

RuNet Echo

Prior to the national protests that took place on December 10 in various Russian cities, Vladivostok internet community has been actively discussing the necessity to protest. Masha Egupova reported the...

29 August 2011

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

RuNet Echo

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

5 July 2011

Russia: Vladivostok Bloggers Choose the City’s Flag

RuNet Echo

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit of 2012 approaches, local authorities of the Russian maritime city of Vladivostok are busy with preparations, but creative netizens have pointed out that...

14 February 2011

Russia: Blogger Detained for Spreading Bombing Rumors

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova analyzes the cases of Ilya Korol, Far East blogger who got detained for a terroristic act rumor, and the new government initiatives that are aimed to monitor and...

27 December 2010

Russia: How Vladivostok Christmas Tree Craziness Made Me Laugh

RuNet Echo

People in Vladivostok never lose their sense of humor. Otherwise one would be in the perpetual state of depression. They laugh about everything from nerve-racking traffic jams and alarming snow...

1 December 2010

Russia: Online Reactions to Korean Skirmish

RuNet Echo

People in Russia's eastern-most region Primorsky Krai followed the news of an exchange of fire between North Korea and South Korea on November 23 with special concern over the possibility...

15 November 2010

Russia: Changing Time Zone in Primorsky Krai

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova analyzed bloggers' reactions to Primorsky Krai officials' executive decision to change the time zone in order to be closer to Central Russia.

3 November 2010

Russia: Rebranding of the Police

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova analyzes online reactions to the police reform. Skeptics say it's meaningless, while officials argue this is an important law that will improve the security system in Russia.

18 October 2010

Russia: New Video from Primorsky Krai Guerrillas

RuNet Echo

The story of the cop-killing gang in Russia's Far East continues, and Masha Egupova analyzes the new content.

12 October 2010

Russia: Music Battle Over the Khimki Forest

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova writes about the Khimki Forest dispute and the role that some popular Russian musicians play in it.

6 October 2010

Russia: Vladivostok's Golden Horn Bay Bridge Controversy

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova reviews bloggers' reactions to the construction of the Golden Horn Bay bridge in Vladivostok, a project compromised by corruption scandals and lack of accountability.

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