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My election campaign: focus on social media


So as you might already know I’ve enrolled for State Duma elections 2012 in Russia and going to represent interests of “Fair Russia” party. This post is about the strategy I’ve put down the election campaign that is mainly based on working with social media marketing  that is actively…


Added by Alena Popova on November 8, 2011 at 2:04am — No Comments

Code4Russia - a new Russian eGov intiative!

A number of serious competitions among IT- developers that are aimed to implement new eGov services or projects that could be further used by authorities or other specialized companies have been conducted recently in almost every Western country. Developers in turn could derive a variety of benefits starting from free educational or qualification programme to more profitable – money prize. Personally I was interested in these kind of contests and was very…


Added by Alena Popova on November 4, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Startup Genome Compass - a new behchmarking tool for startup businesses

I'd like to share with you one of the best recent applications that also represents a good approach how to combine theoretical knowledge and practical background in one case. Here it is,Startup Genoma Compass that could become a very popular and efficient way to measure startup success and to define in what stage of development it is now that is useful not only for team itself but also for investors and entrepreneurs. Besides my…


Added by Alena Popova on August 30, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments

Moscow authorities are now discussing their draft documents in electronic form

For the first time in history on Moscow government meeting all of the materials will be filed in electronic form on the desktop computers through a specialized information system. Government members've already received their passwords. Access to system is possible through any device via Internet. System is still in test mode, but it previously passed inspection work with no problems found.

Such a measure due to the fact that…


Added by Alena Popova on July 12, 2011 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Russian women embrace Internet business

The Russian internet is becoming more and more feminine. This does not mean there isn't anything left for the men. The number of women using the internet has grown dramatically, crossing the 60% threshold. Besides personal goals, women are on the web to make money. Alena Popova, an angel-investor and the founder of Startup Women community, shares her ideas with RIA Novosti's Anastasia Markitan on why Russian women are the best entrepreneurs in internet…


Added by Alena Popova on April 12, 2011 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

eGov2.0 conference in Russia

On November 26 we had the first e-government conference taken in Moscow. This is the first event which is case-study based, the best practices were demonstrated there.

The total number of participants: 273 persons, 80% are authorities’ officials and 20% are experts.…


Added by Alena Popova on December 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

10 points on the current situation in Russian Gov 2.0

My interview Government 2.0 in Russia: megabyte democracy – An interview with russian e-gov-expert Alena Popova was published this week.

The author of the blog is Julia Talmazan. She lives in Vancouver and blogging about Russia, from the perspective of someone who was born in the USSR, but grew up in Canada.…


Added by Alena Popova on June 15, 2010 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

Government 2.0 in Russia: Alena Popova

Let me introduce myself to GovLoop community.
My name is Alena Popova. I'm developing the direction of Government 2.0 in Russia. I've created the project Duma 2.0 (in russian), which was established in December 2009 and operates on…

Added by Alena Popova on June 8, 2010 at 7:21am — 1 Comment

Investing in Russia?

Great Article by Matt Marshal at

Russia is the sixth-largest economy in the world, but it’s also a country relatively untouched by foreign investors, especially… Continue

Added by Alena Popova on June 8, 2010 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

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