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Russian troops to get ‘smartwatch’ as part of new guarding system for military sites

Russian military facilities will soon be guarded by an advanced digital security system, which includes a special watch-like device for all guards. The watch serves as a communication tool and monitors a guard’s status. The Russian defense ministry will soon start delivering the Strelets-Chasovoy security systems to its high value objects in Crimea, according to Izvestia newspaper. The equipment was ...

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Mother Jones: Russian Football Team too white, Tatar is a type of sauce

Daler Kuzyayev has been one of the breakout stars of this year’s World Cup, with the Zenit midfielder featuring in all four of Russia’s games.That’s pretty impressive for a player who only had six caps entering the tournament. However, it must be even more astounding for editors at Mother Jones, who apparently believe the player is an ethnic tartar: a ...

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Niece of alleged UK poisoning victims Viktoria Skripal makes foray into Russian politics

Viktoria Skripal, the niece of the former intelligence agent and alleged poisoning victim Sergei Skripal, has been nominated to run for Yaroslavl regional legislature by leftist opposition party Fair Russia. “When we were choosing the party’s candidates we made a proposal to her and she agreed, with pleasure,” Kommersant quoted the secretary of Fair Russia’s Yaroslavl regional council, Anatoly Kashirin, ...

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New law requiring Russian internet companies to keep records of client traffic comes into force

A Russian law requiring internet service providers to keep records of their clients’ traffic and hand them over to the state security services on demand came into force on June 1. The controversial legislation, dubbed by the media the ‘Yarovaya Bill’ after its main sponsor – the former chair of the Lower House committee for security, MP Irina Yarovaya (United ...

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Kim Jong-un swaps armored limo… for Russian Lada Priora? (VIDEO)

Notoriously picky when it comes to his means of transportation, it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken a liking to Russian cars, as he was spotted touring a military site in what looks like a Lada Priora. An image of Kim on the back seat of the green sedan has been circulated by local media. He was ...

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Russian budget gets $65 billion boost from OPEC oil production cut deal

The agreement with OPEC to cut oil production has given Russia over 4 trillion rubles (shy of $ 65 billion) in additional revenue, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Read more “Thanks to the work of President Vladimir Putin with the King and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, relations are in a unique phase, and this gives a ...

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Russian military downs unidentified drones near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria – MoD

Published time: 1 Jul, 2018 08:52 A group of unidentified drones has been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the Russian MoD has announced. No damage to the facility was reported. The objects were detected north-east from the military facility on Saturday, the base’s authorities said on Sunday. “All aerial targets were destroyed,” ...

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Rain check: Residents of Russian town taxed for rain

Local residents in a Russian town were appalled to discover that they are being taxed for rain. The information was exposed after a resident in Russia’s Perm region noticed an additional fee on her monthly utility bill, local newspaper Iskra reports. Read more The payment was “for sewage,” according to the bill. Tenants of the same apartment building turned to ...

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‘We choose for whom we wear stockings’: Petition slams ‘whores’ story on Russian women at World Cup

A petition has been launched demanding an apology from the tabloid newspaper that published a controversial article, describing Russian women as ‘whores’ for flirting with foreign fans during the World Cup. More than 37,000 people signed the petition, which calls for an apology from the Moskovskiy Komsomolets newspaper, which earlier published a provocative piece titled “The time of whores: Russian ...

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Russian military contracts 1st batch of 5th-gen Su-57 stealth fighters

The Russian military has signed the first contract to receive 12 fifth-generation Su-57 stealth fighters. The state-of-the-art jets are to be delivered to the armed forces next year. “The first contract for 12 aircraft has been agreed on, and the deliveries under this contract will begin shortly,” Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko told reporters in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Praising the pace of ...

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