Theater Map of Ukraine
July 23, 2014 12:55 PM   Subscribe

"'s social media that has helped build the public case against Russia" in Ukraine. One example is, who "gather information from open sources and put it on the [Google] map" using familiar Google Maps markers for a Reds (Pro-Russian) vs Blues (Pro-Ukraine) theater map. Shaded regions indicate the Donetsk People's Republic (DNR; Red), Lugansk People's Republic (LNR; Purple), the MH17 crash site (Yellow), and the MH17 ceasefire zone (green). The posts linked to by each marker include a link to the source via a chain icon at the bottom of the post.
posted by jwells (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Some Russian soldier whose unit was shelling Ukraine apparently posted geotagged pictures and social media posts about it.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:12 PM on July 23, 2014

The Group of Bloggers Unearthing MH17 Intel Quicker Than U.S. Spies

I read the headline, went "Oh, like Brown Moses!", clicked the link, and sure enough...
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:35 PM on July 23, 2014 [2 favorites]

In response, Putin has implemented a policy of 'Donetsk, Don't Tell.'
posted by Flashman at 4:59 PM on July 23, 2014 [6 favorites]

I wonder how LiveJournal's holding up these days; IIRC, it's owned by a pro-Putin oligarch and all the staff are in Russia. (A traceroute to it from the UK tapers off one hop beyond, so not sure where the servers are.) Is it a viable space for opinions opposing the Putinist orthodoxy?
posted by acb at 6:20 AM on July 24, 2014

posted by Golden Eternity at 9:09 AM on August 2, 2014

Street paintings in Moscow (@Liveuamap twitter)
posted by Golden Eternity at 4:37 PM on August 5, 2014

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