Kevin Rothrock

@KevinRothrock

Russia analyst. GV @RuNetEcho project editor. Polity managing editor. UConn PoliSci PhD student. I also manage @RuNetMemes & blog at http://t.co/7APTLyxnmr

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

Killing Irony w Ivan the Terrible & an Orthodox Activist http://en.ria.ru/columnists/20131008/183995267/Trendwatcher-Killing-Irony-with-Ivan-the-Terrible-and-an.html ’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? http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/10/05/are-russian-pensions-robbing-peter-to-pay-paul/ I breakdown the hubbub about pension doomsday.

“Lesbianism” & “War Games”: Russian Internet Censorship Continues http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/10/02/lesbianism-and-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 http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/09/25/rumors-fly-that-putin-has-remarried/ wraps the recent speculation on Kabaeva.

http://xoxol-1.livejournal.com/9734.html 3rd most trending post on Russian LJ is a tabloid piece suggesting Putin has, hrm, remarried.

Interesting. NewsRu.com is now using Twitter embeds in its stories.

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

TWO.

http://obozrevatel.com/curious/80593-na-kreschatike-nashli-sobaku-pohozhuyu-na-putina.htm 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.

https://www.facebook.com/tstanovaya/posts/647022578664798 ponders explanations for ’s response to Kudrin. Insults or idiocy?

Soviet Space Exploration Propaganda Posters http://readrussia.com/2013/09/13/soviet-space-exploration-propaganda-posters/#ad-image-3 Neat image collection from .

There is an awesome botnet now perpetuating the hashtag. Look on their works, ye Mighty, and despair!

http://navalny.livejournal.com/857956.html delivers his 50k-page complaint to the Moscow city court. Plus district court trips.

http://kireev.livejournal.com/956820.html A.Kireev highlights similar geographic support patterns between & .