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19 December 2014

Washington's $60 Million for Russian Democracy Promotion Is ‘Essentially a Recommendation’

A source in Washington says, “The authorization language is essentially a recommendation, and we’re not expecting it to result in any new appropriations for Russian media or civil society.”

Thousands to Attend Unsanctioned Protest Outside Kremlin Against Putin-Critic's Verdict

Whether it takes place on January 14 or 15, the demonstration promises a conflict with Moscow police, as its organizer isn’t planning to ask the government's permission.

18 December 2014

The Russian Internet Is Not Free. A New Tax Might Make It Even Worse.

Global Voices Advocacy

The Russian government is now considering its own variant of an Internet tax, and wants to make all Russian Internet users pay for consuming copyrighted content online.

17 December 2014

Do #EmptyShelves Await Tomorrow's Russia?

The rush to invest in dollars, vacuum cleaners, jackets, and more all suggests confidence low enough to compel people to wait in line for hours on a Tuesday night.

13 December 2014

Ukrainian Hackers Leak Russian Interior Ministry Docs with ‘Evidence’ of Russian Invasion

Ukrainian Cyber Forces hacker collective has leaked documents from Russian Interior Ministry servers that activists claim show evidence of Russian military presence in Ukraine.

12 December 2014

The Ruble May Be Falling, But Russian Memes Are Soaring

Amid growing anxiety about Russia’s currency and economy, RuNet Echo has collected several of the most popular and amusing examples of “ruble memes” on Russian Twitter.

10 December 2014

Russia's ‘Anonymous International’ Promises New Wave of Leaks

A former Kremlin youth group organizer is at the center of a developing data leak scandal. What does Russia's "Anonymous International" have planned?

9 December 2014

A New Filtering System Could Slow Down RuNet. And Then There's the Censorship

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Internet filtering at ISP level might become reality in Russia by the end of 2014. This would slow down Internet speeds and introduce more surveillance and censorship in the RuNet.

Russian Prosecutors Say Man's Reaction to Ethnic Riot Was Hate Speech

Global Voices Advocacy

Konstantin Sankov stands accused of "calling for hostile acts against a group defined in terms of national identity." If convicted, he could go to prison for 5 years.

4 December 2014

Ukraine's New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media

The creation of a new Ministry of Information Policy within the Ukrainian government has caused widespread consternation among Ukrainians, leading critics to dub it the "Ministry of Truth."

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