Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Russia’s Energia Space Rocket Corporation has presented its Ryvok-2 (Breakthrough-2) project, which would offer direct flights to the Moon on reusable spacecraft without intermediate landing on the international lunar orbital station, Energia specialist Rafail Murtazin said on Tuesday, according to Lenta.ru. Energia earlier considered the project of the Ryvok spacecraft for...
The new Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, a known cryptocurrency enthusiast, has called on the country to prioritize the development of the digital economy, Coin Idol reports. On his appointment as PM last week, the former head of Russian tax services vowed to transform the modern blockchain-powered state for the benefit...
A company in Russia is giving people the opportunity to put their brain on ice when they die - in the hope they can be brought back to life in the future, Reuters reported this week. According to the news agency, the firm, KrioRus, has frozen over 70 brains and...
The Ukrainian government has asked the FBI for help to investigate an alleged hacker attack against Burisma Holdings, on the same day the U.S. Senate officially began impeaching President Donald Trump, Reuters reported. The impeachment investigation is closely related to previous government requests that Ukraine announces an investigation into the...
Russia-based language service provider (LSP) AWATERA has recently merged with Ireland-headquartered company SPEAKUS, a cloud-based remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) provider, the Russian firm said on its website. AWATERA CEO Alexey Shesterikov told Slator that the transaction involved a share-swap, and that the owners of SPEAKUS have now become minority shareholders in the...
In order to broaden bilateral trade relations, technological cooperation in knowledge-intensive areas of the economy should be developed by Russia and India, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Indian newspaper Economic Times in an interview. "Today, such tasks as qualitatively improving the bilateral trade pattern and shifting its focus from...
Russian tech giant Yandex plans to expand its car-sharing offerings into Europe as other companies in the space retreat, according to a report by the Financial Times. The company will put 1,000 electric vehicles in an unspecified city in the EU, according to Anton Ryazanov, an executive at the company. Madrid...
Russian hackers instructed by the country’s military intelligence unit have targeted and successfully hacked into subsidiaries of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, the New York Times reports. The son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's son has served on the board of the Cyprus-based company, which is owned by...
London-based intellectual property (IP) law firm and consultancy Rouse has appointed Yana Tsygankova as its new country head in Russia, World IP Review reports. Tsygankova has served as a partner-equivalent principal at the firm since 2017, and has been a “core member of Rouse’s Moscow team” since the office opened in...
Trends in the Russian IT market in 2020 will be determined by super apps, cloud gaming, artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing consumption of paid video content, experts told TASS. Experts call the emergence of super apps — applications that combine services such as instant messaging, ordering food and transport,...