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A Typical Russian (Carnage-Filled) Summer

When a hundred people are suddenly killed in Norway, it’s an unprecedented national catastrophe. But in Russia, it’s more like an average summer. Today, the final victims of the sunken Bulgaria were freed from the ship’s wreckage, bringing the toll to 122. Earlier, a...

Russian Investor Purchases Think EV Operations

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : Auto Observer

The operations of bankrupt Norway-based electric-vehicle pioneer Think Global AS have been purchased by Boris G. Zingarevich, whose investment operations are based in St. Petersburg, Russia, the company reported today. ?Having achieved the position of one of the world?s...

Men of War: Assault Squad Second DLC and Official Patch Available

MOSCOW, Russia - Leading Eastern and Central European publisher, 1C Company, announced today the release of the second downloadable content pack for Men of War: Assault Squad. This new DLC pack focuses on skirmish mode and includes the latest official patch...

World Team Chess Championship - Round 5

By Chess Tutor William Stewart. Original article with PGN available here. Armenia had a crucial win against China today (2.5-1.5), Russia beat Egypt as expected (3-1), Hungary crushed Israel (3.5-.5) to continue chasing the lead, and the USA bounced back with a solid win against a strong Indian team (3-1). Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Big Chunk of Denver Nuggets' Future Signs Deal to play in Europe

Count the Denver Nuggets among the teams crossing their fingers the NBA lockout doesn't drag into the season. Today it was announced that their young Russian center Timofey Mozgov has signed a deal to play in his native Russia to play for BC Khimki, the team he played with from 2006-2010. Show More Summary

Bolton: The U.S. ‘Should Be Squeezing And Disciplining Moscow, Not Caressing It’

Former Bush administration ambassador the U.N. and AEI fellow John Bolton in an op-ed today lashed out against a Russia’s effort to broker a mediated solution to the Libyan crisis. “We should hope that Russia fails,” he writes, adding, “Mediation was never the correct answer here.” The solution for Bolton, of course, is that the [...]

Reason Writers on The Alyona Show: Matt Welch Talks Morgan Freeman, Herman Cain, and TSA Nipple-Twisting

3 years agoNews : Reason

On Tuesday, July 18, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch appeared on Russia Today' The Alyona Show for a "Happy Hour" discussion of various political WTFery. Watch below:

Congratulations to Russia on the launch of Spektr-R (RadioAstron)

by Louis Friedman Good news from Russia today: after 20 years of development they have finally launched their RadioAstron satellite (the official name is Spektr-R) into a high elliptical orbit around Earth. We congratulate the Russian team on this launch and wish them success with the mission. Show More Summary

Thousands of Private Text Messages Leak to Web Search Results in Russia

3 years agoTechnology : Profy

One of the largest Russian mobile carriers Megafon and the leading Russian search engine Yandex need to explain quite a lot of things to their users today due to an unspeakable data leak as thousands of SMS messages sent via Megafon website got publicly available in Yandex search results. A lazy person in me who [...]

Russia May Be The Real Winner Of The Post-Fukushima Nuclear Backlash

With Germany announcing it's phaseout of nuclear power by 2022, Russia is working to fill the void, reports Reuters. Today Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is heading to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel, and gas is high on the...Show More Summary

TIC Data Summary: Russian Treasury Holdings Tumble; China, Japan Add

The Treasury released its May Treasury International Capital data today, which confirms recent trends: while China, both domestically and through the UK, and Japan both added to their gross exposure of US debt in May, Russia's holdings continued to tumble in line with warnings out of Moscow discussed previously. Show More Summary

Samsung Start Android 2.3.3 Updates For The Samsung Ace.

Samsung start Android 2.3.3 updates for the Samsung Ace. Today Samsung released the first official updates over KIES for the Samsung ACE. The first updates are for Russia and Polish users. Soon a lot more updates. Via our twitter page...Show More Summary

Julian Assange in Press Conference after His Extradition Appeal Hearing

Video from Russia Today of a press conference that Julian Assange and Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks spokesperson. RT claims not a lot of press organizations were there to cover the press conference.

World Piano winnows field

Here are the semifinalists, and today’s schedule: 10:30a.m. Nikita Abrosimov (Russia) — Tchaikovsky-Pletnev: Concert Suite from the Ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”: 1. Prologue, 10. Adagio; Tchaikovsky: Scherzo in A-flat major, Op. 21, No. 6; Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84 11:30 a.m. Alexandra Beliakovich (Belarus); Beethoven: Sonata No. 28 in A major, [...]

Extremely Rare Leopards Caught on Film in Russia

Screenshot from Youtube Catching a glimpse of just one critically endangered Armur leopard is enough to wow any nature lover, but spotting a dozen is rarity indeed. Film footage released today by WWF, obtained from camera traps in the...Show More Summary

The new digital pen Ritmix DP-305i is already in Russia

The Korean company Ritmix, supplier of portable equipment, today announced the sale of new digital pen DP-305i. Digital (electronic) pen - a mobile device for digitizing handwritten notes, which can be used both online and in the offline mode. Show More Summary

The Daily WTF: Russia Sells Cigarettes to Teenage Girls

Cigarettes, they're just like candy! They're sweet and delicious and not carcinogenic at all. Pick up a pack today and share it with your friends. Your little sister likes lollipops, perhaps she'll enjoy a cigarette as well. You should probably go see about that now. Show More Summary

Russia’s Closed Cities as Tourist Destinations

An article in the Russian edition of Forbes magazine this week somewhat facetiously considered the tourism potential of Russia’s secretive and tightly secured closed cities. “In today’s Russia there are 42 closed administrative territorial entities — or ZATOs — surrounded by rows of barbed wire and guarded by armed patrols. They belong to the Ministry [...]

Saint Basil’s Cathedral Turns 450 Today With a Google Doodle

Saint Basil's Cathedral is 450 years old today, and Russia is celebrating with a gift from Google: a doodle dedicated to the onion-domed structure.

Google Doodle celebrates St. Basil’s Cathedral’s 450th anniversary

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Just 450 years ago today, Russia’s famous St. Basil’s Cathedral was erected in Moscow’s Red Square. Officially named “The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat,” the Russian Orthodox Church marks the geometric center of the city. Google is celebrating the iconic cathedral’s birthday with a Google Doodle that captures the magical [...]

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