Mari Bastashevski and Sergey Ponomarev have produced this series of texts and videos for Global Voices’ RuNet Echo project to describe the blogosphere of the Russian North Caucasus. Virtually no information is available about the blogging world of this remote region. How similar are the online dynamics to other parts of Russia and the world? The uniqueness of this study is that it reflects on differences within the Russian blogosphere between ethnic Russian bloggers and bloggers of North Caucasus.
This unique series of blogger profiles and articles tell a nuanced story to challenge common stereotypes of netizens in the North Caucasus.
Table of Contents
- Introducing the Blogosphere of Russia’s North Caucasus
- Special Forces Blogger, Hard Ingush Profile
- Grozny Blogger, Ali Suleymanov Profile
- Dagestan Blogger, Rasul Kadiev Profile
- Personable Blogger, Svetlana Anokhina Profile
- The Subtleties of Censorship
- What They Blog About
- On Blogging and Keeping Up Appearances
- In Blogs, Russian is the Common Language
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