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7 April 2014

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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.

25 March 2014

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How Russians Are Outsmarting Internet Censorship

RuNet activists have created a sophisticated system of censorship evasion and counter-attack, which can potentially make life hard for both censors and pro-Kremlin websites.

19 March 2014

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Netizen Report: Russia Slams Indy Media Sites, Workers

This week, the Web turned 25, the US government decided to relinquish control over key functions of the network, and the Internet made new "Enemies" in the US and UK.

13 March 2014

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Russia Blocks Four Opposition Media Portals

"I don't even know if anyone is reading this anymore." - Putative opposition leader Alexey Navalny on his blog which was blocked today by order of Russia's Attorney General.

12 March 2014

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Russia’s Best News Portal Decimated

In Russia’s jingoist climate today, it is now much easier for corporate owners and state authorities to meddle in the politics of the country’s news websites.

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Facebook Status Criticizing Crimea Occupation Gets Journalist Fired

Alexander Erenko re-posted a critical comment calling on Putin to "occupy" Russia's Vologodsk Region, where public infrastructure is in disrepair and many are without access to healthcare.

16 January 2014

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Russia’s Parliament Prepares New “Anti-Terrorist” Laws for Internet

Another Internet crackdown looms in Russia, where the Duma is reviewing three new pieces of “anti-terror” legislation that could place hefty restrictions on the activities of websites and civil society.