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Daniel Alan Kennedy

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Originally from Dublin, Dan is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and University College London with an interest in the politics, history and culture of Russia and the former Soviet Union. He currently resides in London.

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20 March 2014

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Russia Today's YouTube Glitch Spurs Censorship Fears

RuNet Echo

Russia's liberals seemed to be torn between their principles and a clear opportunity for schadenfreude at a Kremlin-friendly station being blocked.

21 February 2014

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Russian Politicians Stick to Their Guns as Ukraine Burns

RuNet Echo

For Russia's politicians, the battle lines over Ukraine have already been drawn, and now there can be no compromise.

15 January 2014

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Russia's Foreign Ministry Opines on “Queers”

RuNet Echo

While the translation is labelled as "unofficial," Russia watchers were somewhat taken aback that a homophobic slur could end up on a government website.

3 January 2014

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Russians on the Return of Sherlock

RuNet Echo

Of all of the writers to have captured the Russian imagination, there is perhaps none greater than Arthur Conan Doyle, the Scottish creator of the "Sherlock Holmes" stories.

19 December 2013

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“Good Tsar” Putin Pardons Khodorkovsky

RuNet Echo

The news that Khodorkovsky had potentially admitted guilt and would be imminently released sent the RuNet into a fit of speculation.

11 December 2013

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Russian State News Agency Gets a Loyalist Upgrade

RuNet Echo

One of Russia's best known news agencies, RIA Novosti, won't survive the winter. Employees of the state-owned international news agency awoke to discover a new presidential order "liquidating" their organization.

20 November 2013

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Russian Social Conservatives & Economic Liberals Want to Cut Abortion Funding

RuNet Echo

Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.

8 November 2013

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No Justice for Battered Russian Journalist

RuNet Echo

Journalist Oleg Kashin was severely beaten and almost killed three years ago, presumably for his political writing. His assailants are still at large.

1 November 2013

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Facepalm Politics in the Russian Parliament

RuNet Echo

Tension is mounting in Russia's managed party system. What will one pseudo-opposition group, A Just Russia, do to maintain its grip on power?

22 October 2013

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“Let Russians Sweep Their Own Streets”: Minorities Ponder Ethnic Violence

RuNet Echo

Non-ethnic Russians have been keen to express their views on the Biryulyovo riots online, using the language common to many of them - Russian.

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