Russia: Is Internet Guilty of Organizing Nationalistic Riots?
December 26th, 2010

Russian media and blogosphere ponder who is responsible for the nationalists’ riots in Moscow [RUS] in mid-December. Some claim the radical nationalists exploited the anger of the football fans, others look for the guilty among the fans themselves and bloggers suspect [RUS] the Kremlin in initiating the violent events. But the authorities found their own scapegoat – the Internet.

“The Internet-based unrest spilled out to Moscow streets, […],” the article [RUS] of RIA Novosti, state-sponsored news agency, reads. This narrative is also echoed by Russian security forces.

By Gregory Asmolov

This post is part of RuNet Echo, a Global Voices project to interpret the Russian language internet. All posts

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