Excellent article in BBC’s news Magazine on LiveJournal, its history with the Russians, and where things stand politically, found from LJ’s own Twitter account: LiveJournal: Russia’s unlikely internet giant
Russia’s presidential election is Sunday, March 4. Things have been amazingly stable here up till now. After the DDoS attacks last fall, I expected outages in the weeks leading up to this weekend, but I have not noticed anything. Fingers are crossed for this weekend.