Sunday, July 5, 2020
Russia’s most-advanced new nuclear-powered submarine entered service on Friday, the defense ministry said, at a time of growing arms control tensions between Moscow and the West, Reuters reported. The Knyaz Vladimir (Prince Vladimir) - designed to carry Bulava intercontinental nuclear missiles - was enrolled into the navy during Friday’s Russia...
Russia should "pick up on the trends" in digitalization that arose during the coronavirus pandemic, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on communications and IT industry. The head of state called for being proactive, while ensuring cyber security, TASS writes. "It’s necessary, as they say, to catch these trends...
The number of 5G base stations that provide access to super-fast wireless networks is set to more than quadruple across China in 2020, its industry and information technology ministry has revealed to local media, Russia Today reported. Around 250,000 units are currently operating in the country, offering services to over...
Russian manned rocket launches are much cheaper than those in the USA, because a medium-range launch vehicle is used by Russia, head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said in a column published by Forbes Russia on Monday, TASS reported. "Our Soyuz-MS is launched into orbit by Soyuz-2.1a - a medium-range rocket,...
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, announced a strategic partnership between its portfolio company Doctis and Mail.ru Group, Russia’s leading internet and IT-company. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and further expanding its remote medical services, Doctis is set, with the support of RDIF, to deliver major...
Facebook will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads from such outlets that target U.S. users, it said on Thursday, Reuters informs. The world’s biggest social network will apply the label to Russia’s Sputnik, Iran’s Press TV and China’s Xinhua...
Russian tech company Yandex, in partnership with Hyundai Motor CIS and Hyundai Mobis, will launch 100 new unmanned Hyundai Sonata vehicles on public roads in Russia and the United States in 2020. Thus, the company will double its fleet of self-driving cars, Yandex press service told TASS. The first Hyundai...
The Crew Dragon launch received a favorable response from Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, which said that having two ISS-compatible vehicles will only benefit crews working there, Russia Today reported. However, Roscosmos also made clear that Russia won’t be sitting on its hands. Vladimir Ustimenko, the spokesman for Roscosmos, tweeted, “What...
Russian internet giant Yandex has seen a surge in use of its contactless payments service at petrol stations during the coronavirus pandemic, sparking fears among some station owners of a plunge in business at their shops, Reuters reported. The number of Russians using Yandex.Fuel has almost doubled in the past...
Over 20 Uran-6 robotic mine-clearing vehicles will arrive for Russia’s engineering troops under the defense procurement plan in 2020, the Defense Ministry of Russia reported on Monday, TASS reports. "By late 2020, the engineering troops are set to receive 22 Uran-6 upgraded multi-purpose robotic mine-clearing vehicles," the ministry said in...