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22 October 2019
How YouTube Gave Russia A Voice
YouTube has grown to be the most popular website on the Russian Internet, but the Kremlin wants to take steps to limit its influence. Government critics are using the platform to voice their political opinions and can reach audiences on a scale similar to government-controlled TV stations. Yet the question remains: Will the authorities actually be able to hold back this online wave of opinion? The final episode of Andrey Loshаk’s InterNYET series looks at the YouTube phenomenon in Russia.
02 September 2019
'A Sniper Will Kill You': Mother And Son Recall Terror Of Beslan Siege
Fifteen years ago, militants with ties to the insurgency in Chechnya stormed a school in Beslan, southern Russia, taking more than 1,200 children and adults hostage. For a brief moment, a mother and her young son were at the center of the crisis, as she volunteered to act as a messenger between the militants and Russian forces.
07 August 2019
In Warning To Protesters, Moscow City Prosecutors Try To Deprive Couple Of Parental Rights
At the request of Moscow prosecutors, Russia’s state-run Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case to deprive a couple of their parental rights for allegedly taking their year-old son with them to an unauthorized July 27 rally for the registration of opposition and independent candidates in upcoming city council elections.
11 May 2019
Reining In Russia's Rappers
Russia's police and self-described "patriotic" groups have unleashed a campaign to shut down performances by rappers and experimental musicians, who, they claim, are bent on corrupting the country's youth. But despite the concert-crackdowns, many young Russians show no sign of staying away.