7 people trapped under twin avalanche in Russia’s Far East

Five people have been rescued by emergency services after being covered by an avalanche on Friday in Russia’s Khabarovsk region. However, seven people remain trapped under the snow, as search efforts continue, local emergency services told TASS. Over 50 people, including locals and staff from the nearby gold mining plant, are helping in the rescue. […]

Russia’s Sakhalin Island could provide China with more energy

Russia is considering boosting exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China. The LNG would come from its largest island, Sakhalin, to fulfil Beijing’s growing energy demand, Russia’s envoy to the country has revealed. “There are plans to supply liquefied gas to China not only from the Yamal [LNG plant], but also from Sakhalin. It […]

Huge blaze trapping 9 miners in Russia’s Urals caught on dramatic VIDEO

A large blaze has erupted at a mine near the city of Solikamsk in Russia’s Urals, with giant plumes of smoke filmed rising from the facility. At least nine people have been trapped underground as fire continues to rage. Footage from the scene shows thick plumes of grey smoke erupting from the mine shaft. Eight […]

Oil-based economy? Russia’s non-energy exports go boom

Volume of non-resource shipments from Russia is going to set a new record by the end of the current year, hitting $ 147 billion, Andrey Slepnev, Chief Executive of the Russian Export Center said on Friday. The figure is compared to the previous record that was fixed in 2013, when the country’s non-energy exports reached […]

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 […]