The IT, media and telecommunications of Russia

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Labour Communications in a Changing Region
By Vassily Balog, Deputy Head, International Dept., General Confederation of Trade Unions, 1 July 1995. In Russia and other CIS countries, like elsewhere in the world, the need for an adequate trade union response to the technological challenge and for better use of the modern telecommunication facilities has been in the air for some time now.
Russian media lose access to information
Commentary by Floriana Fossato, Asia Times, 5 March 1999. The current government of Prime Minister Yevgenii Primakov has given abundant signs that it is willing to work with journalists only if it can establish the rules of the game. Signs of a tightening of control over information.
The Web is a weapon on the Chechnya front
By Paul Goble, Asia Times, 14 October 1999. Russians and Chechens are fighting not only on the physical battlefield in the North Caucasus. They have taken their fight to the virtual world of the Internet, with each side trying to seize the advantage there as well.
Media Tycoon Says Russia Fears Free Press
By Adam Brown, Associated Press, Washington Post, Thursday 15 June 2000. Russian media tycoon Vladimir Gusinsky said in a handwritten note from jail Thursday that his arrest was the work of a government that feared press freedom and was moving toward dictatorship.
Media Under Pressure
By Sergei Blagov, InterPress Service, 13 July 2000. The Kremlin has vowed to support Russian democracy, but the troubles of the independent media—accepted worldwide as an important component of democracy—suggest that the days of government tolerance of dissident voices may soon be over.