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Special topic archive · 707 posts

RuNet Echo is a project of Global Voices to expand and deepen understanding of the Russian language Internet (RuNet) and related online communities. Read more »


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19 April 2014

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Bad News & Worse News for Russian Internet Users

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.

18 April 2014

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Censorship by Litigation in Russia?

Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

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Southern Russia's Road Warriors

North Ossetians display a readiness for civil disobedience that has many asking about their willingness to take to the streets (or highways, as it were), when faced with injustice.

17 April 2014

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Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

16 April 2014

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Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

13 April 2014

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Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 15 of 2014

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

12 April 2014

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Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

A partial exodus from Russia by MasterCard and Visa has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to propose Bitcoin, the world's leading crypto-currency, as a solution to the country's monetary problems.

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Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?

The regulations would require fact-checking, age restriction warnings, and obeying election laws, among other responsibilities.

9 April 2014

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Russian Internet Hipsters Are Out For Blood

A cautionary tale about the dangers of ill-conceived Facebook status updates, or perhaps about the growing threat of RuNet's epistemic closure.

5 April 2014

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Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 14 of 2014

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

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