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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What will autocomplete look like on the upcoming Kremlin-sponsored search engine, Here’s 1 possibility.

Killing Irony w Ivan the Terrible & an Orthodox Activist ’s memetastic latest.

Somewhere in the world, Mission Impossible screenwriters are crying about how mangles their catchphrases

Are Russian Pensions Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? I breakdown the hubbub about pension doomsday.

“Lesbianism” & “War Games”: Russian Internet Censorship Continues ’s latest.

It seems is now charging for access to certain video. $1 buys you 1 clip. I guess Timakova’s hurting, too.

. continues his “All of Russia in One Photograph” project.

For & . :)

Rumors Fly that Putin Has Remarried wraps the recent speculation on Kabaeva. 3rd most trending post on Russian LJ is a tabloid piece suggesting Putin has, hrm, remarried.

Interesting. is now using Twitter embeds in its stories.

Judges copy-pasting prosecutors’ charges in their verdicts & sentences? Typos and all!

TWO. Hints that you’ve been in power too long: the Ukrainians start finding dogs that look like you

Navalny’s campaign “cubes” keep up the good fight, now propagating claims of election fraud. ponders explanations for ’s response to Kudrin. Insults or idiocy?

Soviet Space Exploration Propaganda Posters Neat image collection from .

There is an awesome botnet now perpetuating the hashtag. Look on their works, ye Mighty, and despair! delivers his 50k-page complaint to the Moscow city court. Plus district court trips. A.Kireev highlights similar geographic support patterns between & .