Posts tagged Russia

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.
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.

Bad News & Worse News for Russian Internet Users

A Facebook post that got one Russian journalist fired last month continues to make trouble on the RuNet.
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.

The questions were of this sort: do you have facts and documents that show that local agriculture is breaking down? The answers were of this sort

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

A Facebook post that got one Russian journalist fired last month continues to make trouble on the RuNet.

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.

The questions were of this sort: do you have facts and documents that show that local agriculture is breaking down? The answers were of this sort

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

The violence might be only starting, but an information war between Russia and the West has raged for months now.
Uncle Sam’s Ukraine Failure in Russia

The violence might be only starting, but an information war between Russia and the West has raged for months now.

Uncle Sam’s Ukraine Failure in Russia

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.
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.

Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?


I don’t want to draw any parallels, but when in Egypt they turned off Facebook and Twitter, people just took to the streets… Do we need that?

The regulations would require fact-checking, age restriction warnings, and obeying election laws, among other responsibilities.
Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?

I don’t want to draw any parallels, but when in Egypt they turned off Facebook and Twitter, people just took to the streets… Do we need that?

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

Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?

Russia’s most famous blogger (or as he describes himself: “corruption fighter, son, husband, father”) has been forced to move away from LiveJournal, the popular blogging platform that launched him to fame in the first place.
Censorship Forces Navalny to Abandon LiveJournal

Russia’s most famous blogger (or as he describes himself: “corruption fighter, son, husband, father”) has been forced to move away from LiveJournal, the popular blogging platform that launched him to fame in the first place.

Censorship Forces Navalny to Abandon LiveJournal

Equating “Internet pollution” with carbon emissions and water contamination would vastly expand the state’s ability to regulate online activity.
Russia Intends to Clean Up “Internet Pollution”

Equating “Internet pollution” with carbon emissions and water contamination would vastly expand the state’s ability to regulate online activity.

Russia Intends to Clean Up “Internet Pollution”

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 14 of 2014

I’d like to be able to “clear the brain cache” before going to sleep.

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

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.
A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

Many @lentaruofficial fans were incensed at the perceived usurpation, and started a mini-campaign to get people to unfollow the “zombie” impostor.

Campaign to Unfollow “Occupied” Opposition Twitter