Tag: Russia

Why Wikipedia's Millionth Russian Page Is Worth Celebrating

Why Wikipedia's Millionth Russian Page Is Worth Celebrating

In the early hours of 11 May, a volunteer somewhere wrote the millionth substantive page on the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. Crossing the 1,000,000-page mark is mainly a symbolic one, an aesthetically and cognitively pleasing number for us ten-fingered mammals, but it seems as good a time as any to take stock of the importance…

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The Pussy Riot Show Trial

The Pussy Riot Show Trial

There’s a certain guilty thrill in watching something you’ve studied rise to the world stage in its most extreme form.  War nerds enjoy wars, economists revel in recession, and politicians love a political crisis.  So as the Kremlin revives the show trial format, a grotesque simulation of judicial process ever-so-slightly refined for a digital age, Russia…

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