Abstract

Aleksey Navalny launched crowdfunding in Russia as a way to fund opposition activities. This article provides short analyses of this technique, examining case studies of Navalny’s RosPil project, Boris Nemtsov’s pamphlets about President Vladimir Putin, Moscow’s 2011 protest demonstrations, the Moscow Helsinki Group, Pussy Riot and local electoral campaigns. Even as the Kremlin steps up measures to control the Internet, crowdfunding is a useful tool for raising money to support civil society and opposition activities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-4603
Print ISSN
1074-6846
Pages
pp. 117-149
Launched on MUSE
2015-06-05
Open Access
No
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