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  • Poland Captures Suspected Russian Spy, Media Reports

    Poland Captures Suspected Russian Spy, Media Reports

    Poland has detained and charged a man with spying for Russia, the country’s state broadcaster TVP reported Monday. The arrest is the latest in a string of espionage-related cases in Russia, which sentenced a Polish national to 14 years in prison in June, and Poland, which sentenced an ex-government employee to three years in July.…

  • Russian Soldiers Forced to Serve Motherland Through ‘Bribery, Blackmail and Extortion’ – Novaya Gazeta

    Russian Soldiers Forced to Serve Motherland Through ‘Bribery, Blackmail and Extortion’ – Novaya Gazeta

    Russia’s military top brass are forcing junior officers to serve in the armed services against their will, often long after they apply for dismissal, the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported Monday.  Russian law makes it “nearly impossible” to resign from the army without a compelling reason, lawyers say.   “This issue affects everyone [in the military],…

  • Admitted Russian Agent Maria Butina’s First Comments Following Release

    Admitted Russian Agent Maria Butina’s First Comments Following Release

    Russian national Maria Butina arrived in Moscow on Saturday after serving 18 months in American prison after admitting to working as a Russian agent.  Butina pleaded guilty in December last year to one count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent for Russia by infiltrating a gun rights group and influencing U.S. conservative activists…

  • Islamic State Leader’s Death a Boost for Trump if True, Kremlin Says

    Islamic State Leader’s Death a Boost for Trump if True, Kremlin Says

    The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump will have made a major contribution to the fight against international terrorism if a U.S. assertion that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead is true. Trump on Sunday announced that Baghdadi had killed himself during a daring overnight raid by elite U.S. special…

  • Young Russians Are Taking Care of Their Mental and Physical Health

    Young Russians Are Taking Care of Their Mental and Physical Health

    “What are your five reasons to live?” Moscow-based Instagrammer Natalya Krom asked her 116,000 followers last month in a post aimed at suicide prevention.  Krom was diagnosed with bipolar personality disorder at 15. Now 20, she has been sharing everything from her daily life, including time spent in a psychiatric facility and coping techniques, since…

  • Russia Deploys S-300 Missile System Near Afghanistan for First Time

    Russia Deploys S-300 Missile System Near Afghanistan for First Time

    The Russian military has for the first time deployed the S-300 surface-to-air missile system at its military base near Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry has announced. Russia maintains troops at its military base in the ex-Soviet republic of Tajikistan, near the Afghan border, as a bulwark against the threat of Islamist radicals and drug trafficking. The…

  • Dozens of Russian Women Vanish After Fleeing Syrian Camp – Reports

    Dozens of Russian Women Vanish After Fleeing Syrian Camp – Reports

    An estimated 50 Russian women have disappeared after fleeing from a prison camp for the wives and children of Islamic State fighters in northern Syria, BBC Russia has reported. Russian women held in the Ain Issa camp had sought Moscow’s help earlier this month amid Turkey’s mounting offensive to clear the region of Kurdish rebels.…

  • Writer and Human Rights Activist Vladimir Bukovsky, Dead at 76

    Writer and Human Rights Activist Vladimir Bukovsky, Dead at 76

    On Oct. 27 Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the most important figures in the human rights movement in the Soviet Union and the world, died of heart failure in a hospital in Cambridge, U.K. He was 76 years old. Bukovsky was born in what is now the Republic of Bashkortostan and soon moved to Moscow, where…

  • Trump Thanks Russia for Role in Operation to Kill Islamic State Leader Baghdadi

    Trump Thanks Russia for Role in Operation to Kill Islamic State Leader Baghdadi

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday thanked countries including Russia for their roles in an overnight raid led by U.S. military forces in Syria that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “I want to thank the nations of Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq and I also want to thank the Syrian Kurds for certain…

  • Vyborg Restoration: How Russia’s Most Scandinavian Town Is Coming Back to Life

    Vyborg Restoration: How Russia’s Most Scandinavian Town Is Coming Back to Life

    The town of Vyborg in northwestern Russia boasts a historic heritage unlike any other in the country. Lying just 40 kilometers south of Russia’s border with Finland, it is full of medieval, Art Nouveau and constructivist architecture that reflects the towns’ many owners—the Swedes, Russians, Finns and Soviets. In recent years however, the town was…

  • Russia Says U.S. Presence in Syria Illegal, Protects Oil Smugglers

    Russia Says U.S. Presence in Syria Illegal, Protects Oil Smugglers

    Russia‘s Defense Ministry on Saturday attacked U.S. plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as “international state banditry” motivated by a desire to protect oil smugglers and not by real security concerns. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday Washington would send armored vehicles and troops to the Syrian…

  • Maxim D. Shrayer’s ‘A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas’

    Maxim D. Shrayer’s ‘A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas’

    Before Maxim Shrayer became a professor of literature and Jewish Studies at Boston College, he spent over eight years as a refusenik in the Soviet Union. The son of Jewish-Russian intellectuals, Shrayer was born in 1967 and grew up in Moscow until he and his family emigrated in 1987. He arrived in the U.S. at…

  • Russian Woman Convicted by U.S. of Being Agent Returns Home

    Russian Woman Convicted by U.S. of Being Agent Returns Home

    Russian national Maria Butina, who was jailed in the United States in April after admitting to working as a Russian agent, arrived in Moscow on Saturday, greeted by her father and Russian journalists who handed her flowers. “Russians never surrender,” an emotional Butina told reporters at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, flanked by her father and the…

  • At Russia’s Inaugural Africa Summit, Moscow Sells Sovereignty

    At Russia’s Inaugural Africa Summit, Moscow Sells Sovereignty

    SOCHI — Last winter, the head of Ghana’s state news agency received a message: Russia’s ambassador to the West African country wanted the agency to discuss a partnership with TASS, its Russian counterpart.  For many years, Albert Kofi Owusu had thought negatively about Russia, a perception he attributes to the Western media and Hollywood films.…

  • Russia Launches New Battle Ship to ‘Defend National Interests’ in the Arctic

    Russia Launches New Battle Ship to ‘Defend National Interests’ in the Arctic

    Russia has unveiled a new combat icebreaker vessel in St. Petersburg on Friday which it says will help defend its national interests in the Arctic, the state-run TASS news agency reported. The launch of the Ivan Papanin comes amid Russia’s rapid military and economic development in its strategic Arctic region. Earlier this month, over 12,000 troops…

  • Russia Detains Suspected American Drug Smuggler

    Russia Detains Suspected American Drug Smuggler

    An American citizen whose Russian ex-wife is jailed in the United States could face up to 40 years in an American jail for drug smuggling after his arrest in Russia, the Fontanka news website reported Friday.  A court in St. Petersburg ordered Aleth Terada, 50, to leave Russia by Nov. 1 after finding that he…

  • Russia’s Yandex and Mail.Ru Report Strong Growth Despite Ownership Threats

    Russia’s Yandex and Mail.Ru Report Strong Growth Despite Ownership Threats

    Russia’s flagship tech companies, Mail.Ru and Yandex, both reported strong third-quarter results this week amid ongoing concerns over government proposals to limit foreign ownership in Russia’s largest technology companies. With revenues and earnings up at both companies, representatives confirmed they were lobbying the government to water down the potentially damaging legislation to the two publicly…

  • Admitted Russian Agent Butina Freed From U.S. Prison Ahead of Expected Deportation

    Admitted Russian Agent Butina Freed From U.S. Prison Ahead of Expected Deportation

    Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina has been released from a U.S. prison after more than 15 months behind bars, CNN reported Friday, citing the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons. Butina, 31, a former graduate student at American University who publicly advocated for gun rights, pleaded guilty in December 2018 to one count of conspiring to…

  • Russian Eagle Racks Up Hefty Phone Bills With Iran Flights

    Russian Eagle Racks Up Hefty Phone Bills With Iran Flights

    A steppe eagle from Russia’s republic of Khakasia has been sending hundreds of expensive SMS messages to scientists after she flew into Iran, effectively bankrupting their research. Siberian scientists had equipped Min the eagle with a tracking device that sends SMS messages to document her flight movements. Min, who spent the summer in Kazakhstan with…

  • The first in Russia WNU School on Radiation Technologies finished at Obninsk

    The Vth International School on Radiation Technologies of the World Nuclear University was held at the Rosatom Technical Academy on 14-25 of October. The school is one of the key projects of the World Nuclear University and is held every two years in different countries. Rosatom Technical Academy accumulated experience of cooperation with the IAEA…

  • ROSATOM took part in the Russia-Africa Summit

    ROSATOM took part in the Russia-Africa Summit, which ended on October 24 in Sochi. ROSATOM’s Director General Alexey Likhachev took part in a series of bilateral meetings of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin with the leaders of Egypt, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa and Algeria. In addition, during the Summit, ROSATOM signed a…

  • Russian Soldier Shoots 8 Dead After Nervous Breakdown

    Russian Soldier Shoots 8 Dead After Nervous Breakdown

    A Russian conscript serving in the Far East of the country shot dead eight other soldiers and badly injured two others on Friday after having a nervous breakdown, the Defense Ministry said, Interfax reported. The conscript has been detained, the ministry said, and the two injured troops are being treated in a military hospital. Their lives…

  • Mass Raids Target St. Petersburg Bus, Taxi Drivers During Rush Hour

    Mass Raids Target St. Petersburg Bus, Taxi Drivers During Rush Hour

    Traffic almost ground to a halt in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg following a series of police raids on bus and taxi drivers this week. Social media channels said that afternoon inspections created massive bottlenecks Thursday on a road leading to Pulkovo Airport. Passengers got out of their taxis and continued their journey on…

  • Russia’s Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates on Economic Fears

    Russia’s Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates on Economic Fears

    The Bank of Russia has cut interest rates to 6.5% on the back of low inflation, weak domestic growth and fears of a global slowdown. The central bank said further rate cuts could be on the horizon if inflation, which it expects to come in between 3.2-3.7% this year, does not pick-up. Announcing the cut…

  • Russia Considers Blocking Some Internet Traffic to Fight Bomb Hoaxes – RBC

    Russia Considers Blocking Some Internet Traffic to Fight Bomb Hoaxes – RBC

    Russian network operators could be forced to block internet traffic from countries they believe hoax bomb threats come from, the RBC news website reported Friday. A wave of hoax threats swept Russia in 2017, and during the football World Cup last year, causing disruptions for businesses and public buildings. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB)…

  • Russian Restaurant Group Joins Meatless Monday Movement

    Russian Restaurant Group Joins Meatless Monday Movement

    Can Russia’s meat-loving population embrace Meatless Mondays? The country’s biggest restaurant group is counting on it. In mid-October, Rosinter restaurants in six major cities launched their Meatless Mondays initiative, which encourages diners to opt for a meatless meal by taking 20-25 % off the price of any non-meat home delivery order from their most popular…

  • Russia Sends Chechen Military Police Reinforcements to Syria

    Russia Sends Chechen Military Police Reinforcements to Syria

    Around 300 more Russian military police have arrived in Syria, the defense ministry said on Friday, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey’s military incursion into northeast Syria. The deal, reached on Tuesday by Presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, requires that Russian military police and Syrian border guards remove all Kurdish YPG militia…

  • Moscow Dismisses Russian Reports Group Hijacked Iranian Spying Operation

    Moscow Dismisses Russian Reports Group Hijacked Iranian Spying Operation

    Moscow on Thursday dismissed media reports that Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organizations in dozens of countries as an “unsavory” interpretation of a security report. British security officials have said the Russian group, known as “Turla” and accused by Estonian and Czech authorities of operating on behalf…

  • Russian Operatives Sacrifice Followers to Stay Under Cover on Facebook

    Russian Operatives Sacrifice Followers to Stay Under Cover on Facebook

    Efforts by Russian influence campaigns to stay undetected on social media ahead of next year’s U.S. elections are undermining their ability to gain followers and spread divisive political messages, a senior Facebook executive told Reuters. Social media users need to stand out from the crowd to gain traction online, but that type of behavior also…

  • N. Korean Fishing Nets Are Killing Seals Off Russia’s Coast, Scientists Warn

    N. Korean Fishing Nets Are Killing Seals Off Russia’s Coast, Scientists Warn

    The discarded nets of North Korean fishermen are threatening the lives of spotted seals and other marine life in Far East Russia, scientists warn. Moscow has called on Pyongyang to crack down on its poachers in Russian waters after border guards detained hundreds of North Korean fishermen recently. Russian marine biologists estimate that North Korean…

  • Russian Nuclear Scientist Jailed for Mining Bitcoins at Secret Lab

    Russian Nuclear Scientist Jailed for Mining Bitcoins at Secret Lab

    An engineer accused of using one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers at a secret nuclear laboratory to mine Bitcoins has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison. Andrei Rybkin is one of three scientists to be convicted of using a workplace supercomputer to mine the cryptocurrency in the closed city of Sarov.…

  • Russia and Rwanda agreed to construct the first Centre of Nuclear Science and Technologies in Rwanda

    24 October 1019, Sochi (Russia). Russia and Rwanda signed an agreement to construct the first Centre of Nuclear Science and Technologies in Rwanda with participation of ROSATOM.The signing ceremony took part at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum. The agreement to construct Rwanda’s first Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) was signed by ROSATOM Director General…

  • Igor Sechin Gives a Keynote Speech at XII Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona

    The CEO of Rosneft Oil Company Igor Sechin gave a keynote speech “Pricing the Turbulence” at the XII Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, Italy.

  • Moscow’s Restaurant Leftovers to Go On Sale With First Food Waste-Cutting Project

    Moscow’s Restaurant Leftovers to Go On Sale With First Food Waste-Cutting Project

    A new project aimed at cutting food waste by helping restaurants sell their leftovers has opened in Moscow, the Village news website reported, citing the project’s press service.  In Russia, 17 million tons of food worth more than 1.6 trillion rubles ($25 billion) are thrown out each year,  according to a study by the Russian…

  • PhosAgro and South Africa’s Kropz Sign Memorandum of Understanding at Russia–Africa Economic Forum

    PhosAgro and South Africa’s Kropz Sign Memorandum of Understanding at Russia–Africa Economic Forum

    Sochi – PhosAgro Group, one of the world’s leading producers of phosphate-based fertilizers, and Kropz plc., an emerging African phosphate producer, have signed a memorandum of understanding during the Russia–Africa Economic Forum in Sochi.  The two companies agreed to evaluate opportunities to exchange information and technical expertise in order to increase the capacity of the…

  • 2 Lone Billionaires Top Russia’s Richest Women List

    2 Lone Billionaires Top Russia’s Richest Women List

    Yelena Baturina and Tatyana Bakalchuk are household names in Russia’s billionaire circles. Months after cementing their status as Russia’s only women billionaires, Baturina and Bakalchuk have once again topped Forbes magazine’s ranking of the country’s 25 richest women. But while Baturina’s fortune stayed at $1.2 billion this year, Bakalchuk nearly doubled her net worth to…

  • Putin Urged to Pardon Norwegian Jailed for Spying Amid Hopes of Swap

    Putin Urged to Pardon Norwegian Jailed for Spying Amid Hopes of Swap

    A Russian commission on Thursday recommended President Vladimir Putin pardon a Norwegian man jailed for spying, spurring hopes in Norway that he may be released as part of a spy swap brokered behind closed doors. Frode Berg, a retired guard on the Norwegian-Russian border, was detained in December 2017 and jailed for 14 years after…

  • Russia Has Lost $1 Trillion in Capital Flight Since Fall of U.S.S.R., Says Putin’s Economist

    Russia Has Lost $1 Trillion in Capital Flight Since Fall of U.S.S.R., Says Putin’s Economist

    Around $1 trillion of capital has been pulled out of Russia since the fall of the U.S.S.R., a close aide to President Vladimir Putin has told world leaders at the Russia-Africa forum in Sochi. Sergei Glazyev, who was a long-time economic adviser to Putin and is now minister in charge of integration at the Eurasian…

  • Arms, Oil and Influence: What You Need to Know About Russia’s First-Ever Africa Summit

    Arms, Oil and Influence: What You Need to Know About Russia’s First-Ever Africa Summit

    President Vladimir Putin hosted the first-ever Russia-Africa summit Wednesday and Thursday in the latest display of Moscow’s efforts to restore its geopolitical foothold on the continent after the fall of the Soviet Union. Amid a deluge of memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements, Russia clinched a series of trade agreements with some of the 54…

  • Contemporary Art Moves Out of Moscow

    Contemporary Art Moves Out of Moscow

    What if I were to tell you that the most exciting contemporary art in Moscow today lies an hour-and-a-half drive through the traffic-choked motorways towards Domodedevo airport? It gets worse. Those who brave the tailbacks and hold-ups will find themselves arriving not at a gallery, museum or even studio complex, but rather at a real-estate…

  • Renewables Drive Accelerates as Enel Russia Sells its Largest Coal Power Station

    Renewables Drive Accelerates as Enel Russia Sells its Largest Coal Power Station

    Russia’s biggest foreign-owned utilities company Enel Russia has finally sold its biggest coal-burning power station Reftinskaya for an undisclosed amount as part of its efforts to go green as well as become more profitable. The Italian-owned firm is already a leader in investing into renewable energy and has several large wind and solar power projects…

  • Memorandum of Cooperation signed between ROSATOM and RUDN during the Russia-Africa Summit

    23rd October, 2019, Sochi, Russia – A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between ROSATOM and the People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) during the Russia-Africa Summit.  The agreement allows ROSATOM, its partner universities and RUDN to work together in promoting Russian nuclear education abroad, mainly in African countries. Areas of cooperation include: developing international inter-university…

  • Russian Circus Bear Mauls Trainer During Show

    Russian Circus Bear Mauls Trainer During Show

    A performing bear has mauled its handler during a show in northern Russia, as animal rights activists step up their campaign to ban traveling circuses that use trained animals in the country. Audience members filmed dramatic scenes Wednesday of the brown bear slamming its trainer to the ground and an assistant kicking it in an…

  • PhosAgro announces growth in fertilizer output by more than 15% to 2.5 mln t in 3Q 2019

    PhosAgro announces growth in fertilizer output by more than 15% to 2.5 mln t in 3Q 2019

    Moscow – PhosAgro (MOEX/LSE ticker: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, announces that its 3Q 2019 fertilizer production volumes increased by over 15% year-on-year to 2.5 million tonnes. Total fertilizer production in 3Q 2019 increased by 15.2% year-on-year to 2,460.4 kt. Fertilizer output for 9M 2019 grew by 7.2% year-on-year…

  • Russia Will Send a Further 276 Military Staff and 33 Units of Military Hardware to Syria

    Russia Will Send a Further 276 Military Staff and 33 Units of Military Hardware to Syria

    Russia will send a further 276 military policemen and 33 units of military hardware to Syria in a week, Russia‘s RIA news agency cited a defense ministry source as saying on Thursday. Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke by video conference to the leader of Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday. Shoigu told the SDF head that Russia will increase the number of its military police near…

  • Russia Rises in World Bank’s Business Rating

    Russia Rises in World Bank’s Business Rating

    Russia has inched upward in the World Bank’s latest Doing Business report, rising three places but still missing President Vladimir Putin’s goal of breaking into the top 20. Putin set the challenge of leaping up the ease-of-business ratings by 2018 after the country placed a dismal 120th in 2011. The 2020 Doing Business report published…

  • Ex-U.S. Marine Accused of Spying in Russia Says Guard Threatened Him With Gun

    Ex-U.S. Marine Accused of Spying in Russia Says Guard Threatened Him With Gun

    A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Thursday that a prison guard had forced him to his knees in custody and that he had been threatened with a gun, the Interfax news agency reported. Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in December and accused of…

  • Russia Sends S-400 Missile Defense Systems to Serbia for Drill

    Russia Sends S-400 Missile Defense Systems to Serbia for Drill

    Russia said on Thursday a division of its S-400 missile defense system would take part in a military drill in Serbia, underlining Moscow’s wish to keep a traditional ally on side even as Belgrade pursues links with NATO and the European Union. It will be the first time that the sophisticated S-400s, together with a…

  • Russian Priest Leads Campaign to Bar Pro-Kremlin Talk Show Host From Italian Citizenship

    Russian Priest Leads Campaign to Bar Pro-Kremlin Talk Show Host From Italian Citizenship

    A Russian priest who lives in Italy has whipped up a frenzy over a pro-Kremlin pundit’s citizenship status. Almost 195,000 people have signed Father Sergius’ online petition urging Italy to deny citizenship to political talk show host Vladimir Solovyov, even though Solovyov has not applied for citizenship and has had an Italian residence permit for…

  • On This Day in 1938 Writer Venedikt Yerofeyev Was Born

    On This Day in 1938 Writer Venedikt Yerofeyev Was Born

    Venedikt Yerofeyev was born near Murmansk on Oct. 24, 1938, the son of a former political prisoner. After graduating from grade school in Murmansk, he began language and literature studies at Moscow State University, but was soon expelled for failure to fulfill his military service requirements. For much of the rest of his life, Yerofeyev…

  • Russians Trust Putin Less Than Army – Poll

    Russians Trust Putin Less Than Army – Poll

    Russians trust President Vladimir Putin less than they do their armed forces, according to a new independent survey seen by the Vedomosti newspaper. The army emerged as Russia’s most trusted institution last year as a result of what sociologists called the Kremlin’s “saber-rattling.” This year’s institutional trust rating published by the independent Levada Center pollster placed…

  • Russia’s Yandex to Test Driverless Cars in U.S. Starting Next Summer

    Russia’s Yandex to Test Driverless Cars in U.S. Starting Next Summer

    Russian internet firm Yandex will begin testing its driverless cars in the United States next summer, the company said Wednesday. As part of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, to take place from June 6-21, Yandex will provide a driverless taxi service in the city’s business center. “The first 10 cars will take…

  • Russian Migrant Goes On Hunger Strike Against Latvian Residency Exam

    Russian Migrant Goes On Hunger Strike Against Latvian Residency Exam

    A Russian migrant in Latvia has launched a hunger strike to protest the country’s refusal to allow his elderly mother-in-law to obtain a residence permit there without taking the required language exam. Around one-third of Latvia’s population of 2 million are ethnic Russians, many of whom do not have Latvian citizenship and are thus unable…

  • Russia and Ethiopia sign an Intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy

    23 October 2019, Sochi – Russia and Ethiopia signed an Intergovernmental framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy on the side lines of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum.  The parties were represented by ROSATOM’s Director General Alexey Likhachev and Ethiopia’s Innovation and Technology Minister Getahun Mecuria Kuma respectively, both of whom lent…

  • Russia Is Importing Toxic Nuclear Waste From Germany, Greenpeace Warns

    Russia Is Importing Toxic Nuclear Waste From Germany, Greenpeace Warns

    A European uranium enrichment firm has resumed shipments of a highly toxic and radioactive waste product from Germany to Russia, Greenpeace Russia warned Wednesday. The enrichment firm Urenco and Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom halted the radioactive waste imports from Germany in 2009 over revelations that the waste was stored in the open. German media…

  • Russia Sends Nuclear-Bombers to South Africa in ‘Friendly’ Visit

    Russia Sends Nuclear-Bombers to South Africa in ‘Friendly’ Visit

    Russia will land two nuclear-capable strategic Tu-160 bombers in South Africa on Wednesday, Interfax news agency cited South Africa’s military as saying. Observers say it would be the first such deployment on the African continent. The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber, nicknamed the White Swan in Russia, is a supersonic Soviet-era aircraft capable of carrying up…

  • Russia Tried to Influence Disputed Bolivia Elections – Proekt

    Russia Tried to Influence Disputed Bolivia Elections – Proekt

    Russian political consultants ran online campaigns supporting Bolivian President Evo Morales and criticising his election opponents in a bid to secure a fourth-term for the Kremlin-friendly leader, Russian news site Proekt has reported. The support, which focused on pumping out hostile social media campaigns against Morales’ critics, was orchestrated by political consultants close to Rosatom,…

  • Russia’s New High Speed Rail Route to Cost $36Bln

    Russia’s New High Speed Rail Route to Cost $36Bln

    Russia’s mega high-speed rail project to link Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod is set to cost 2.3 trillion rubles ($36 billion), according to Russian media reports. Around 600 billion rubles ($9.4 billion) will come in the form of direct state grants or cheap government-backed loans, while the rest will be financed directly by Russian…

  • Czech Republic Uncovered Russian Cyber Warfare Ring — Intel Chief

    Czech Republic Uncovered Russian Cyber Warfare Ring — Intel Chief

    The Czech Republic’s chief of counterintelligence has said that his country’s security forces had dismantled a Russian espionage ring last year that had been planning cyberattacks against the European Union member state. The BIS counterintelligence service said last year that Russian intelligence services were behind cyber attacks targeting the Czech foreign ministry. The BIS warned…

  • RASU JSC and Framatome-Siemens consortium sign contract to supply automated process control systems for Paks-2 NPP (Hungary)

    MOSCOW, Oct. 22, 2019 –  Rusatom Automated Control Systems JSC (RASU JSC), a subsidiary of ROSATOM, and the Franco-German consortium Framatome – Siemens signed an agreement to manufacture, deliver and commission automated process control systems for the Paks Nuclear Power Plant  Units 5 and 6, located in central Hungary. This award was  based on the…