Kevin Rothrock


Russia analyst. GV @RuNetEcho project editor. Polity managing editor. UConn PoliSci PhD student. I also manage @RuNetMemes & blog at

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  • Gallery Says Enough w Russian Media's Ukraine Coverage How one site adapts to the deluge.

Critics of vandalize one of his mayoral banners in Novosibirsk. “The official EuroMaidan representative.”

Do US Sanctions Against Putin's Cronies Fuel Russian Patriotism? My report on RuNet reactions

. does not forgive, features photo of drooping, dozing Peskov during Putin’s poslanie.

I LOL’d.

. reveals ’s geographic trickery/ignorance on Pushkin statue tweet.

. reveals ’s geographic trickery/ignorance on Pushkin statue tweet.

We just have to hope this doesn’t happen.

I don’t have the data to prove it, but I’m pretty confident that this is what’s happening at #EuroMaidan right now.

Zhaba now making the RuNet rounds. “Patients of the Kashchenko psychiatric hospital are creating Russia’s image.”

The Russian Parliament's Golden Gun ’s excellent piece on a fistfight in the Duma Here’s another of those “All of Russia in 1 photo” images. Red Sq’s babushki & #LouisVuitton.

Pinch me, I must be dreaming. has retweeted a post, w/o showering us in hate or conspiracy theory

Navalny’s subtle plea to take the “ethnic question” seriously. Definitely not comparing migrants to evil gremlins…

Russia's Demagogues Just Can't Get Along unpacks LDPR’s Chechnya snafu.

Oh, how crafty is! Note the delicate placement of a huge mirror that doubles the paperwork' apparent size... 's hours-long photo-transcript of today's ethnic rioting in Moscow. Lots of images.

The Kremlin's Internet Takeover: A Surefire Flop “STEP1: We find the worst play ever written…”