As Russia is approaching another parliament (2011) and presidential ( 2012) election cycle, the voices of state propagandists get louder.
The upcoming election process, tamed and controlled by the Russian President’s office and the ruling party “United Russia,” will be happening in the context of the Arabian “Spring of Nations 2.0.”
This fact inspires pro-Democracy activists, as well as regime advocates (often called okhraniteli, or “protectors”). Unlike the previous election cycle (2007-2008), such “regime-protective” rhetorics are seriously challenged by Russian bloggers.
Read more here: Russia: Bloggers Deconstruct Isolationist Propaganda · Global Voices.