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Nina Jobe

Contributor profile · 35 posts · joined 12 June 2013

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California native, and long-time Russophile, Nina has been active on Twitter as @NinaIvanovna and blogged about Russian politics at Putinania since 2009. Her interests include social media, corruption, security, & terrorism, particularly in the North Caucasus. She currently resides in Tbilisi.

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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."

21 March 2014

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Russia's No. 1 Separatist Dead, Again

RuNet Echo

Doku Umarov was declared dead by the official propaganda arm of the Caucasus Emirate, an armed separatist movement in Russia's south.

26 February 2014

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Yanukovich's Fabulous Palace Familiar to Russians

RuNet Echo

Russians, admittedly, are already familiar with examples of their own politicians' wealth and bad taste, as photos of their residences regularly leak onto the Internet.

8 February 2014

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I've Got 99 Sochi Problems

RuNet Echo

Russian bloggers debated the necessity of criticizing the Olympic games.

29 January 2014

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Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

RuNet Echo

Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the true costs of the Olympic preparations in Sochi.

22 January 2014

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Who Bears the Cost of Russia's Olympics?

RuNet Echo

Accusations of corruption continue to plague Sochi Olympic preparations.

12 January 2014

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Russia Bans All Liquids on Aircraft

RuNet Echo

In the aftermath of the twin bombings in Volgograd before the New Year's holiday, Russia’s Transportation Ministry revised its rules on what airline passengers can bring on board.

31 December 2013

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Twin Acts of Terror for Russia's New Year

RuNet Echo

Little information about the perpetrators is known, but as usual the RuNet is rife with speculation.

24 December 2013

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Emptying Russia's Prisons to Fill the Seats at Sochi 2014

RuNet Echo

Many Russian bloggers believe that the 2014 Olympics in Sochi played a major role in the early release of both Greenpeace activists and Pussy Riot, as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

15 December 2013

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Russia's Year of Pogroms

RuNet Echo

2013 has been a particularly virulent year for race violence in Russia. The most recent incident, which took place this past weekend in the city of Arzamas was no different.

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