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19 August 2014

Russia's Mockery of Jen Psaki Has Failed

One of the RuNet's latest attacks on the U.S. State Department spokesperson reveals how even Russia’s noblest patriots seem to rely on American resources when deriding the White House.

17 August 2014

Twitter Popularity Brings No Joy to Self-Dubbed “Shitty Slovyansk” Blogger

The information war and the real one have almost become synonymous for a Ukrainian Twitter blogger from Slovyansk, and he is sick of both.

15 August 2014

Russian APCs Cross Into Ukraine, Mystery Convoy Still Stuck on Border

As speculation swirls around the Russian humanitarian convoy traveling into Eastern Ukraine, Western journalists following the procession have witnessed a column of armored vehicles crossing the border into Ukraine.

Russia Just Doubled Its Internet Surveillance Program

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At first glance, "SORM 2.0" seems redundant, but the reform of police surveillance online could vastly expand the reach of the Kremlin.

Even Pussy Riot Fears Russia’s New Internet Crackdown

There was no way to predict that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the former Pussy Riot political prisoner, would curtail her online activism to avoid being targeted by the Attorney General.

The U.S. Has Problems in Ferguson. And That's Creating Problems For the U.S. in Russia.

So far, most Russians watching the unrest in Ferguson have taken it as an opportunity to criticize the United States, arguing that America exaggerates its progress in race relations.

14 August 2014

In the Fight Against Russia, Ukraine Flirts with Kremlinesque Internet Censorship

A new draft law in Ukraine could grant the government extensive powers to shut down media outlets and block websites in the name of national security.

13 August 2014

Crimea's One-Woman Resistance to Russian Occupation

Daria Karpenko says she is determined to stay in Crimea and report the realities of life on the ground, but she fears for her country and her family.

12 August 2014

Russia's Trojan-Transformer Convoy to Ukraine

This mystery over the white trucks headed for the Ukrainian border has led many on the RuNet to imagine what is in the trucks—and what Ukraine suspects is inside.

One of Russia's Richest Men May Be Its Most Tortured Patriot

Since he landed on an American sanctions list, life has gotten tough for Gennady Timchenko, one of Putin's closest allies. But the oligarch, a Finnish citizen, considers Russia his home.

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