Russia Withdraws from International Criminal Court, Says It's 'Ineffective'
Nov 18, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Russia's 'Yarovaya Law' Imposes Restrictions on Evangelism, Speech
Jul 13, 2016 Russia’s new legislation to counter terrorism is being seen as extraordinarily restrictive and is expected to have an adverse effect on citizen freedom.
Bones of Slain Mammoth Show Evidence of First Humans in Arctic
Jan 20, 2016 A team of researchers from Russia studying the bones of a mammoth claims that they have found evidence of humans living in the Arctic 45,000 years ago. According to lead researcher Vladimir Pitulko of the Russian Academy of Science, the markings on the massive animal's bones suggest that the mammoth was hunted down by the first human settlers in the region.
Russian Man Who Lost his Wife and Job is Suing Bethesda over Unexpected ‘Fallout 4’ Addiction
Dec 22, 2015 A man from Russia whose life fell apart is taking development studio Bethesda to court for releasing the game "Fallout 4." According to the complainant, a 28-year-old gamer from Siberia, he became seriously addicted to the game which caused him to neglect certain important details in his life.
FBI Hunting Down Hacker Who Stole 1.2 Billion Login Details
Nov 26, 2015 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently on a manhunt to apprehend a single hacker who has managed to steal about 1.2 billion online login credentials. According to investigations, the suspect, known as "mr.grey" is linked to a Russian cyber crime organization known as CyberVor.
Vladimir Putin, Edward Snowden and ISIS Will Be Part of the TV Drama
Aug 12, 2015 While it has been confirmed that things will be kept more tense and interesting among Carrie, Saul and the rest of the characters, 'Homeland' season five will be putting forward the issues related to terrorist group ISIS, Vladimir Putin's Russia and the privacy issues raised by Edward Snowden.
Dual-SIM Galaxy S6 Discovered In Russia, Coming Out in April?
Mar 24, 2015 Samsung is doing everything to regain percentage of the market it lost last year to emerging Chinese brands, Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo.
Ukraine Calls on EU to Send Immediate Financial Aid
Dec 16, 2014 Due to Ukraine’s ongoing conflict with Russian-back separatists on its soil, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the European Union and said the country is in dire need of financial assistance. On Monday, Yatseniuk met with officials of the international union in Brussels, Belgium, to report Ukraine’s current economic situation.
NATO Vows to Be More Aggressive In Response to Russia’s Growing Military Presence
Dec 15, 2014 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has laid out military plans to bulk up its aggressive response to a potential international conflict. The plans, which include a recently held training scenario and the establishment of a new military force, were developed as countries bordering the Baltic Sea grow increasingly concerned about the expanding presence of Russian forces in the region.
Google to Shut Down Russian Engineering Office
Dec 14, 2014 Online search giant Google will be shutting down its engineering office in Russia as stricter laws start to get enforced. According to reports, the Russian government is seeking to further protect personal data shared online. Russia has requested Google to remove links from the search engine in 2013.
Russia’s Military Activity In The Baltic Sea Becoming More Aggressive
Dec 12, 2014 Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said the Russian forces are testing NATO by increasing its military activities in the Baltic Sea. Although Siemoniak noted that the Russian warplanes circling the region do not seem to be preparing to launch an attack, he said it could further deteriorate the country’s relationship with members of NATO.
Second Day Of Ceasefire Between Ukraine And Russian-Backed Rebels Cut Short
Dec 11, 2014 The momentary ceasefire between Ukraine’s military and Russian-back separatist groups ended on Wednesday afternoon after violent clashes erupted in the region. Established on Tuesday, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko called for a “Day of Silence” as part of the country’s attempt to establishment peace talks with the rebel forces.
Russian Scientists Monitoring Mountain-Sized Asteroid Heading To Earth
Dec 09, 2014 Vladimir Lipunov, an astrophysicist and professor at the Moscow State University, said he is currently tracking a huge asteroid that’s about to enter Earth’s orbit. The asteroid, which has a diameter of 360 meters, is as big as a mountain and has been named 2014 UR116.
Putin Looks To Russian Science In Response To International Sanctions
Dec 09, 2014 President Vladimir Putin held a government meeting on Dec. 8 to urged Russia’s officials to support the country’s own scientific programs. The president’s call for the development of local technology is in response to the sanctions imposed by other nations on Russia.
Russia Aiming To Seek Non-Western Allies
Dec 05, 2014 In President Vladimir Putin’s speech to Russia’s lawmakers and citizens, he revealed that his government is planning to forge new alliances with non-Western nations. Putin made the announcement during the Annual Address to the Federal Assembly held on Dec. 4.