Poland Seeks Russian Air Traffic Controllers’ Arrest Over Fatal 2010 Presidential Crash
Poland has taken the first steps to arrest three Russian air traffic controllers whom it accuses of provoking a fatal plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010, Polish media reported late Wednesday.Polish prosecutors in 2017 accused the air traffic controllers of “deliberately provoking” the crash where 96 Polish officials including Kaczynski died at Russia’s Smolensk airport.Prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Ewa Bialik told reporters that Poland had applied for a “temporary detainment order” of the three Russian flight controllers, according to the broadcaster Poland In, w...
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North Korean hackers in league with Russian cybercriminals: researchers
Washington (AFP) - North Korean hackers are probably working with Russian-speaking cybercriminals on ransomware and other malicious software, researchers said Wednesday.Security firm Intel 471 said in a report it found links between North Korean hacker group Lazarus, known for attacks on banks worldwide, and a Russian-operated malware operation called TrickBot.TrickBot is described in the report as a "malware-as-a-service offering, run by Russian-speaking cybercriminals, that is not openly advertised on any open or invite-only cybercriminal forum or marketplace." It works with "top-tier cyberc...
Remote Learning Takes Toll on Russian Schoolkids' Mental Health – Poll
Online learning in the coronavirus era has affected the mental health of an overwhelming majority of Russian schoolchildren, according to a survey cited by the RBC news website Monday.Russian schools went on a three-week holiday in mid-March at the start of the pandemic, switching to distance learning entirely as the number of cases spiked across the country. Schools in some regions have gone into quarantine in recent weeks as Russia resumed in-person teaching for the fall semester.According to a survey by the Health Ministry’s national children’s health research center cited by RBC, 83.8% of ...
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A Little Weekend Humor, Or Not
Dave Granlund politicalcartoons.com via Cagle CarttonsA friend just emailed me that he volunteered for the Russian coronavirus vaccine trials and just got his first shot this morning.He tells me:“Letting you all know that I’ve volunteered for the Russian vaccine trials. I received my first shot at 8.30 AM PDT this morning.”And continues, his writing turning to gibberish:Google translated the “gibberish” into: “I feel a little weird and I think I pulled out donkey ears.”I emailed him that I sympathize with him but that he is lucky to have tried only the Russian vaccine because one can always ha...
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Muttering and Grousing the Russian Way
Зануда: a bore, pest, downerYou know this person. It’s the old guy who lives on the 4th floor and can be heard grumbling under his breath as he looks through his mail on the way to the lift. Or the coworker who yammers to herself at her computer, before cracking her knuckles and starting to type. Or — heaven forbid — your mother- or father-in-law, the master mutterer who mumbles and grumbles on the way out the kitchen after watching you cook. Mutterers and grumblers — the folks who invented passive-aggressive.Now I’m not saying that Russia is the homeland of grumbling, but I will say there are...
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Russian Hackers ‘Fancy Bear,’ Who Attacked Clinton In ’16, Are Targeting Cyberattacks On Biden
Microsoft reported on Thursday that Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have been actively targeting the upcoming U.S. presidential election, though their motivations are still unclear.The same Russian organization that interfered with the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign, according to the Mueller Report, has attacked over 200 organizations that are directly or indirectly affiliated with the coming election or with political parties in Europe. The group is known by two names: Strontium and Fancy Bear. Strontium has also attacked businesses in different industries. The NCSC statement repo...
Russian Embassy expresses concern over Sri Lanka Medical Council move | Daily FT
SLMC de-lists 3 prominent Russian State Universities from approved listEmbassy says move was without prior information and despite regular dialogueFormer SL National Health Services Directors General Dr. Anil Jasinghe and Dr. Hector Weerasinge alumni from one of the de-listed universitiesThe Cultural Section of the Russian Federation in a statement yesterday expressed concern over the decision by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to remove three prominent Russian State Universities from the Approved List.The statement said the three universities were People’s Friendship University of Russia...
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Ilham Aliyev awards Russian academician
By Laman IsmayilovaAzerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to award the “Dostlug” Order to Russian academician Albert Anatolyevich Likhanov.Under the order, the academician was awarded for his services rendered to the strengthening of humanitarian relations between Azerbaijan and Russia.The writer is renowned for his works dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. In his books, the author brilliantly expresses the feeling of what he experienced during the Great Patriotic War.“The Last Colds” (1984), as well as the stories “Shop of Beloved Aids”, “Children’s Library” are among some o...
Nigeria yet to receive Russian vaccine, says minister
The Federal Government is yet to receive the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of State for Health Dr. Adeleke Mamora announced on Thursday.He stated that all the Ministry of Health got was a memoir, which is simply a diplomatic document informing Nigeria of what Russia is working on.He further stated that the Russian vaccine is still in the third phase of a clinical trial, and will still be evaluated for safety and efficacy by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), ...
Trump administration sanctions Russian agent for pushing 'false' Biden smear with Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani has apparently been in cahoots with a full-blown Russian spy this whole time.A KGB-trained Russian agent was slapped with U.S. sanctions on Thursday for allegedly orchestrating a baseless smear campaign against Joe Biden — an effort that Giuliani was intimately involved in coordinating and amplifying for President Donald Trump’s benefit.In a statement, the Treasury Department said Andrii Derkach, a pro-Kremlin member of Ukraine’s parliament, has since late last year pushed “false and unsubstantiated” corruption accusations against Biden and his son, Hunter, as part of Russia’s il...
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