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23 July 2014

The Death and Gloom of Donetsk and Gaza

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

The 5 Most Insensitive Reactions to the MH17 Crash in Ukraine

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

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

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.

14 July 2014

Putin Tells Rabbis that Goebbels Was “Talented”

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

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

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

4 July 2014

Andrey Mima on Banning the Internet in Russia

RuNet Echo translates a column by Andrey Mima about a new draft law in Moscow that will require websites to store all Russian users' data inside Russia.

3 July 2014

Russia's Cyber Nanny Calls for a Clean RuNet

In the eyes of parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Internet is a pretty scary place. Learn about the Cyber Nanny's latest filtering initiative with this handy breakdown from RuNet Echo.

1 July 2014

The Perils of the Lunar Putin

Aleksandr Dugin, a controversial Russian scholar, says he's lost his job at Moscow State University, claiming that the President's alter ego—the Lunar Putin—is to blame.

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