Russian state bodies and law enforcement agencies to get own cellular network – report

Russia may get a dedicated cellular network servicing only civil servants and law enforcement agencies, Vedomosti reports, quoting a national plan framework for developing the digital economy. The proposal to create a separate network for state agencies has been included in the passport of the ‘Digital Economy’ program recently approved by the government, Vedomosti daily […]

Russian poll reveals overwhelming support for ban on mobile phones in schools

About three quarters of Russians say they support the idea of banning the use of cell phones and other tech gadgets in schools and believe that children would study better were such measures taken. The data was revealed by the state-run public opinion research agency VTSIOM on Wednesday. A recent poll has shown that 83 […]

Russian surveillance plane got shot down by Syria—and Russia blames Israel

Enlarge / An Ilyushin IL-20M intelligence collection aircraft, the type shot down Monday evening by Syrian air defenses. (credit: Kirill Naumenko) On Monday night, a Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-20 “Coot-A” electronic intelligence and radar reconnaissance aircraft monitoring the Idlib province of Syria was mistakenly shot down by Syrian air defense forces after an Israeli […]

India clears way for $2.2bn Russian frigate deal after similar agreement with US

India has cleared the way for its biggest deal yet with Russia, with Delhi reportedly set to sign a deal to purchase $ 2.2 billion worth of Russian ships. It comes despite US sanctions aimed at deterring business with Moscow. After revitalizing defense ties with the US earlier this month, India has now turned to […]

Wikileaks denies Assange sought Russian visa amid sex misconduct allegations

WikiLeaks has denied claims that its founder Julian Assange sought a Russian visa in 2010 amid sexual misconduct allegations. A report, published by Associated Press (AP) as an exclusive based on leaked WikiLeaks documents, alleges that Assange wrote to the Russian consulate in London to give an associate of his permission to facilitate the visa […]

‘Chlorine delivered’: Idlib militants ‘readying false flag attack’ in Syrian village – Russian MoD

Published time: 15 Sep, 2018 19:40 Edited time: 15 Sep, 2018 19:52 Militants in Syria’s Idlib have transported several canisters containing chlorine to the village of Bsanqul, apparently preparing to stage a false flag chemical attack, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. The chlorine-filled canisters were delivered by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants of Tahrir al Sham, […]

Belgium extradites Russian accused of financing ISIS from inside EU

Belgian authorities have extradited a 30-year-old Russian citizen at the request of Russia’s law enforcement agencies, the FSB said in a statement on Saturday. The man, identified as Ali Gekhaev, a radical Islamist, is accused of rendering financial support to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). He had lived in the EU since 2015, according to […]

WATCH Russian S-300 fire missiles at Vostok 2018 military drills (VIDEOS)

The Russian Defense Ministry has released breathtaking footage of S-300 anti-aircraft systems launching missiles during Vostok 2018 exercise. Other stunning highlights from the drills were also caught on camera. The spectacular video shows S-300s preparing to fire missiles at an undisclosed location during the Russian military’s Vostok 2018 wargames which run until September 17. The […]