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Special topic archive · 702 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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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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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.

4 April 2014

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Donations Prolong Life of Opposition TV Station

The week-long telethon that started at the end of March has collected enough funds to maintain broadcasting for just over 53 days.

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Campaign to Unfollow “Occupied” Opposition Twitter

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

2 April 2014

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RuNet April Fools’ Roundup

RuNet Echo has collected the best gags for your amusement.

1 April 2014

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Vkontakte's Pavel Durov Departs: Genuine or Joke?

In what is either a bombshell for Russian social media or a daring April Fools' Day joke, Vkontakte general director Pavel Durov has announced his resignation.

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