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Yulia Lukashina

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25 October 2013

Wearing Putin's Insult as the Badge of Honor

RuNet Echo

The Greenpeace activists locked up in Murmansk may be suffering the worst luck of anyone in the ongoing scandal surrounding Russia's Arctic drilling, but they aren't the only ones hurting.

6 January 2013

1968 Comes to Today's Russian Universities?

RuNet Echo

Last month, on December 18, students at the Russian State University of Trade and Economics (RSUTE) began a strike and blocked the main door of their alma mater. Controversy surrounds...

12 November 2012

The Trouble With Russian Nationalism

RuNet Echo

This year, Unity Day lived up to its name, though in a rather unexpected way. In 46 towns and cities across Russia, including Moscow, roughly 30 thousand people took part...

8 September 2012

Russia: Dreaming About Better Roads

RuNet Echo

Prime Minister Medvedev ordered the government to auction a construction contract to build another section of a still-incomplete toll road between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. By signing the decree, Medvedev...

25 August 2012

Russia: Diva Politics Over Pussy Riot

RuNet Echo

The Pussy Riot trial has caused no small amount of debate among Russia's public figures, including an amusing row between two of the country's best known celebrities.

9 August 2012

Russia: Pro-Kremlin YouTube Sensation Gets Own TV Show

RuNet Echo

Sometimes, a 90-second online video can change lives. Svetlana Kuritsyna was just nineteen last December, when she became an Internet sensation thanks to a laudatory and rambling interview celebrating the...

2 August 2012

Russia: Politician Presents Handgun Ownership Proposal

RuNet Echo

"Given the most humble assessments, weapons barons stand to earn more than 746 billion within a decade.. bureaucrats will get their own cut from issuing licenses, carrying and purchase permits,...

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