Russia’s own internet? Legislators plan to protect the country's web from foreign interference

Russian lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to reduce the country’s internet resources’ dependence on foreign infrastructure. The bill also envisions emergency measures in case the nation gets cut off the worldwide web. The legislation, submitted to the State Duma on Tuesday, has been drafted in the wake of the “aggressive nature of US cyber security […]

Rocket Report: Russia’s nuclear rocket, airspace wars, BFR changes explained

Enlarge (credit: Rocket Lab) Welcome to Edition 1.27 of the Rocket Report! After a week off for Thanksgiving break, we’re chock full of news about rockets and engines from around the world—some of which seem fanciful, and some of which are real developments. As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don’t want to […]

Russia’s Cozy Bear comes out of hiding with post-election spear-phishing blitz

Enlarge / Russian President Vladmir Putin in St. Petersburg today for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, acknowledged today that Russian hackers may have interfered in the US election. (credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images) Attackers suspected of working for the Russian government masqueraded as a US State Department official in an attempt to infect dozens of […]

Watch Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet up close in refuel test-flight (VIDEO)

Russia’s newest supersonic Su-57 stealth fighter jet was filmed performing a mid-air refueling simulation. The footage was captured from the cockpit of a Su-30SM fighter, as well as from the ramp of the An-12 transport aircraft. Imitating a refueling formation, test pilot guru Sergey Bogdan lined up his Su-57 for a 10-minute mid-air pitstop behind […]

Russia’s Alrosa to unveil new collection of gems after the Dynasty diamond success

Published time: 26 Oct, 2018 09:59 The world’s leader in diamond mining, Russia’s Alrosa, is planning to reveal a new collection of precious stones as soon as the next year, according to the company’s CEO Sergey Ivanov. “We are planning to do that,” the top manager told RIA Novosti. “We are mulling a series of […]

How Russia’s “influence operations” targeted the midterms (and how they still do)

Enlarge (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Last week, Twitter released data from accounts that had been identified as part of Russian and Iranian influence campaigns, including efforts by Russia to influence the political climate in the United States before, during, and after the 2016 presidential campaign. Hours later, the US Department of Justice announced the indictment […]

Motoblogger dubbed ‘Russia’s sexiest biker’ dies in Moscow traffic collision

A popular Russian motoblogger, dubbed the sexiest and most beautiful biker by friends and followers, has died following a road collision with a car. Olga Petrova, 22, crashed her bike after colliding with the passenger side of a turning car on a Moscow highway on October 13. It’s unclear who was responsible for the crash. […]

Russia’s UN envoy ‘regrets’ Haley’s resignation

The Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, has expressed his regret over the US envoy Nikki Haley’s surprise resignation. “That was her decision. We have to respect it,” he told journalists, adding that the two had good “working relationships despite the existing differences.” Earlier, the US President Donald Trump said he accepted Haley’s resignation, […]

Russia’s Bastion coastal defense fires supersonic missiles in first Arctic drills (VIDEO)

The Russian Navy has test-fired a supersonic Onyx anti-ship cruise missile for the first time. It was launched from the Bastion missile-defense system, which was recently deployed to the Russian Arctic. A video of the launch shows one P-800 Onyx missile, which can travel at speeds of up to 1,980mph, shooting up in the air […]

Russia’s largest energy companies preparing to substitute petrodollar in settlements

Oil firm Surgutneftegas has joined a list of Russian energy companies that are ready to get rid of the US dollar in favor of the euro and other currencies in international settlements, Reuters reports. Read more According to a message sent by Surgutneftegas to one of its customers, the oil company wants to “avoid any […]