Russia: Top Opposition Blogger Is Investigated for Ethnic Extremism
According to documents published online[ru], police in Volgograd are investigating one of blogger Aleksei Navalny's newest crowdsourcing projects for possible ethnic extremism. In March earlier this year, Navalny formed the Good Machine of Truth[ru] (commonly abbreviated as DMP in Russian) as an intended counterweight to Russia's mainstream media. Originally called[ru] the Good Machine of Propaganda, DMP's guiding star has been to discredit and lampoon Russia's two most powerful institutions: President Vladimir Putin and political party United Russia.
Past Acts by the Good Machine of Truth
DMP has distinguished itself by using unorthodox and often semi-legal outreach tactics. One of its earliest campaigns was to stamp Russian currency with the words United Russia: A Party of Card Sharps... [via Global Voices Online]