Other social networks may be faster, slicker, and more modern, but in Russia, LiveJournal remains an Internet giant.
Leonid Volkov wants to gamify Russian democracy with the rising opposition party People's Alliance, creating transparency and participation through crowdsourced initiatives and a purely electronic voting system.
Alexei Navalny, a prominent anti-corruption blogger and critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, claims government investigators took over his Twitter account.
In an effort to control the Russian Internet, the Kremlin is launching its own network for government complaints.
An oddly fascinating battle appears to be happening between the Russian government and hacktivist collective Anonymous.
The New York Times's man in Moscow curates the elections as they unfolded in social media.