Tag Archives: Russia

WHAT HAPPENS IF RUSSIA CUTS ITSELF OFF FROM THE INTERNET

THE WORLD’S INTERNET infrastructure has no central authority. To keep it working, everyone needs to rely on everyone else. As a result, the global patchwork of undersea cables, satellites, and other technologies that connect the world often ignores the national borders on a map. To stay online, many countries must rely on equipment outside their own confines and control. Nation-states periodically attempt to ... Read More »

Galaxy Note7 release gets delayed in Russia and Ukraine because of how successful it is elsewhere

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 seems to have become a victim of its own success, in some places at least. Thus, delays are to be expected, in at least a couple of markets. The Note7 was supposed to go on pre-order in Ukraine on August 16, with the release planned for September 2, just like everywhere else in Europe. That timeline ... Read More »

Russia to promote marine education and technology in India

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Andhra Pradesh and Russia’s State Marine Technical University to promote marine education and technology. The agreement was signed at the port city of St. Petersburg on the first day of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to Russia on Wednesday. The university works in close connection with United Shipbuilding Corporation and ... Read More »

New Toyota Corolla previewed in Russia

Toyota has proven the new Corolla in Russia, that is notably unique from the car this is to go on sale in the intervening time. even though, there may be constrained statistics to be had about the sedan, this will be the new face for the Corolla throughout all the markets. The Corolla has a distinctive the front, with a ... Read More »

Russia Extends Travel Time to International Space Station

The Russian Federal Space Agency says the next manned trip to the International Space Station will be extended from the usual six hours to two days. Roscosmos said in a statement released on Wednesday that the decision was made due to security concerns after the space lab had to adjust its orbit last month, dodging space junk. The rollout of ... Read More »

Russia’s Moon Landing Plan Hindered by Financial Distress

Russia’s moon landing project among other space programmes will face further budget cuts and even risk of closure following the government’s austerity measures, a senior official of Russia’s space industry said on Monday. “We don’t rule out that further space budget cuts would continue in the upcoming years,” Efe news agency quoted Yuri Koptev, head of the scientific-technical Council of ... Read More »

Russia Orders Wikipedia Page Blocked Over Cannabis Link

A Russian government agency on Monday ordered Internet providers block access to a page on the Russian-language version of Wikipedia for containing banned information on a type of cannabis. The move could lead to the Russian-language version of Wikipedia becoming totally inaccessible, the organisation that supports the website warned, since Wikipedia uses a protected protocol which means providers cannot block ... Read More »

Britain Pulls Out Spies as Russia, China Crack Snowden Files: Report

Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in “hostile countries” after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported. Security service MI6, which operates overseas and is tasked with defending British interests, has removed agents from certain countries, the newspaper said, citing unnamed officials ... Read More »