Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A three-man crew consisting of two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS), Space.com reported. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday has taken Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev to the...
An unmanned rocket carrying Russia’s life-size humanoid robot Fyodor was sent into space on Thursday to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), TASS news agency reported. Officially called “Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research” with identification number Skybot F850, the robot nicknamed Fyodor is the...
A draft law on limiting foreign ownership in major Russian IT companies will be reworked to include the opinions of market players including Yandex, the lawmaker who drew up the proposal, Anton Gorelkin, told RBC on Tuesday. On Monday, Yandex’s New-York-listed shares were boosted by a statement from Russia’s Deputy...
The world’s biggest diamond producer, Russia’s Alrosa, has decided to join forces with its main competitor, De Beers, in order to utilize the Dutch company’s blockchain platform called Tracr. The Russian giant will use the blockchain to track diamonds, Coin Telegraph reports. At the moment, Alrosa and De Beers supply...
Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos, who is the richest woman in Africa according to Forbes, believes that Russia has great potential in high technology and plans to invest in those sectors, she said in an interview with TASS. Dos Santos, daughter of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, spoke about...
The scientific space race in the next years will be dominated by space drilling rigs, water extraction on the Moon and 3D printers at space stations, says Pavel Ananyev, the director of the Scientific-Educational Center for Innovative Mining Technologies of the Moscow-based National University of Science and Technology Ananyev is...
Food technology company Ochakov Food Ingredients Plant has produced the country’s first sample of clean meat, also called cultured or cell-based meat, in a laboratory, Forbes writes.  The move will open up possibilities for a sustainable alternative to traditional meat products for the country’s consumers, the company said in a...
The justice ministry of Greece has decided to extradite a Russian connected to the theft of $450mn in Bitcoin, to France, a ministry source said last week, according to The Business Times. However, the extradition, wanted by France over money laundering charges, has been delayed, according to the lawyer of Alexander...
Russian internet giant Yandex released second-quarter 2019 results on Friday, highlighting continued heady growth from its core search and portal business, Reuters reported. The company announced even more impressive gains from non-core segments such as its budding taxi, ridesharing, and media subscription offerings, the report says.  The internet-search specialist’s shares...
Concerns over security and foreign political interference are driving Washington to impose growing restrictions on the operations of Russian and Chinese companies in the U.S., Nikkei reports. In the most prominent case of this practice, last September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an order directing all federal agencies...