Friday, 17.08.2018
A local newspaper in Russia, Edinstvo Nizhnekamsk, was found guilty for breaching advertising norms by publishing cryptocurrency-related content. The publication will be liable to pay a fine for the breach, Crowdfund Insider reports. The announcement read: “Investing in crypto-currencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash. Creating and setting up mining farms.” The publication in question is alleged of...
An advanced nuclear icebreaker project worth $1.6 billion will begin in Russia’s Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok, after it was given approval by authorities, Newsland.com reports citing government sources. The icebreaker, called the Lider, or Leader in English, is a sleek, imposing nuclear powered vessel that looks more like a high-end...
Russia’s mobile applications market saw the largest market share growth year over year in the world from 2016 to 2017, despite the country having a smartphone penetration of just over 54%, says a recent report by market researcher Newzoo. According to the report, the country’s app market, with its 84...
Russia’s federal censor Roskomnadzor has asked Facebook to provide information about its data-sharing partnerships with mobile-device manufacturers, wherever these companies might have obtained users’ private information, Vedomosti reports. "In order to clarify the situation, Roskomnadzor sent a letter to Facebook, back on June 5 2018, asking to inform it about...
The Russian space agency is planning to send its humanoid robot FEDOR to the International Space Station, Engadget reports. The android has already demonstrated its ability to shoot guns, drive cars and use a variety of tools, including drills. FEDOR, developed in 2016, stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research...
One of Russia’s biggest internet companies, Mail.ru, has said it had no plans to delist from the London Stock Exchange, Reuters reports. The company’s statement comes after Megafon, Russia’s No.2 mobile phone operator, announced plans earlier this month to delist its shares. The company is one of the most liquid Russian stocks...
The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has been silently working on a "Do Not Buy" list of companies known to use the Chinese and Russian software in their products, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief confirmed at a press conference, according to Reuters. Ellen Lord, the defense undersecretary for acquisition and...
Russian telecommunications major MTS has filed a case with a World Bank arbitration, demanding at least $750 million in compensation from Turkmenistan for the forced closure of its subsidiary, Reuters reports. The Moscow-based company said in a July 27 statement that authorities in Turkmenistan acted in violation of international agreements...
A scientist at one of Russia’s leading space research labs has been charged with state treason after a suspected leak of hypersonic missile secrets to the West, Newsweek reports. Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIImash) employee Viktor Kudryavtsev, 74, was arrested last week after security services raided two...
U.S. federal authorities are searching for a Russian man charged Wednesday in a $65 million scheme to smuggle U.S. electronics through four New Jersey businesses, to Russian firms tied to the country’s military, RIA news agency reports. Some of the entities involved include companies dealing with nuclear warheads design, U.S....