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Alexey Sidorenko

Born in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow State University and currently writing Ph.D thesis there. Simultaneously writing MA thesis in the Warsaw University, Poland. Worked in Carnegie Moscow Center from 2005 till 2008 in the “Society and Regions” programm. More events at my blog

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Latest posts by Alexey Sidorenko

30 September 2011

Controversy Over the Internet Governance Forum's 2012 Venue

As the 6th Internet Governance Forum is about to close its doors, controversy has emerged over the next venue. The venue has not been discussed in a multi-stakeholder way (including...

29 September 2011

Key Quotes and Tweets from the Internet Governance Forum

As the Internet Governance Forum is a truly epic event both in the online and in the offline world, it's really hard to do justice to the whole complexity of...

12 August 2010

Russia: Anothr Kemerovo Blogger Sued For Libelling

A criminal case has been started against Kemerovo-based Alexander Sorokin (aka LJ-user commentator40), Echo Moskvy reported. Sorokin is accused of libel against Kemerovo governor Aman Tuleev for the post in...

6 August 2010

Russia: The First Case of YouTube Ban

On July 16, 2010, Komsomolsk-on-Amur city court issued a decision requested by the city prosecutor. The decision requires a local Internet provider “Rosnet” to block IP-addresses of five websites: lib.rus...

26 March 2010

Russia: Website Closed By Police Order, an opposition website dedicated to the “Day of Anger” held on March 20, was closed by police after just one day of functioning, reported. According to the source,...

22 December 2009

Uzbekistan: Criminal Charges Filed Against Documentary Photographer Umida Akhmedova

Umida Akhmedova, Uzbek documentary photographer, has been accused of insult and slander against Uzbek people and traditions. The maximum penalty for these charges includes remedial work on two up to...

4 December 2009

Russia: Blogger Arrested For Pneumonic Plague Rumors

Ivan Peregorodiev, a 22-year-old medical student and blogger, has been arrested on December 3 for spreading rumors about pneumonic plague in the city of Saratov. Authorities accused him of disseminating...

27 November 2009

Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

On Nov. 26, the Kirov district court of Kazan, which is the capital of the Republic of Tartastan, convicted Irek Murtazin, a 45-year-old journalist and blogger, of defamation and incitement...