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Stories about Russia

23 July 2014

The Death and Gloom of Donetsk and Gaza

RuNet Echo

How did RuNet users react to the twin events of July 17, the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17, and the beginning of Israel’s ground assault into the Gaza Strip?

18 July 2014

Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine Brings on Heart-Wrenching Déjà Vu for Chinese Families Still Waiting on MH370 Answers

Memories are still fresh for Chinese families who don't know what happened to their loved ones after airliner MH370 vanished from radar screen in March.

The 5 Most Insensitive Reactions to the MH17 Crash in Ukraine

RuNet Echo

With emotions running high following the plane crash in Ukraine, a handful of particularly calloused statements by figures in Moscow and Donetsk have attracted the RuNet's attention.

17 July 2014

First Russian Reactions to the Downed Plane in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

An airplane has crashed in Ukraine. With nothing but a few pixelated YouTube videos and a fast-growing mountain of accusations, RuNet users are in the midst of a full-blown hysteria.

16 July 2014

Ex-Pussy Riot Lawyer to Defend Ukrainian Pilot in Russian Court

RuNet Echo

After the infamous Pussy Riot trial, Mark Feygin will now try to save Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian air-force pilot captured by separatists in Ukraine and now detained in Russia.

15 July 2014

This Russian Journalist Fears ‘Spy Scares’ May Migrate North from Tajikistan

The Bridge

It is nearly a month since Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov was wrongfully arrested by Tajik authorities on espionage charges. This "Tajik precedent" should concern Russians, too, argues journalist Igor Rotar.

14 July 2014

Putin Tells Rabbis that Goebbels Was “Talented”

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Putin recently called Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, as a “talented man” in the meeting with an international delegation of rabbis.

11 July 2014

Russian Web Animation at Its Best

RuNet Echo

Foreigners are likely to think of Russia's ballet or literature before considering its Web animation, but it’s in this latter field that the RuNet has achieved something brilliant.

9 July 2014

Russia's Armchair Warrior Turns on Ukraine's Rebel Leader

RuNet Echo

Russians are finding the humor in one intellectual's rant against the rebel militia commander in eastern Ukraine.

5 July 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Russia's Internet Crackdown

RuNet Echo

To help people keep track of what’s what in Russian cyberspace, we've compiled a list of the most important laws to hit the RuNet in the past two years.

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