U.S. and U.K. Warn of Cybersecurity Threat From Russia

U.S. and U.Ok. Warn of Cybersecurity Threat From Russia

Ciaran Martin, chief govt of Britain’s National Cyber Security Center, mentioned Russia had focused “millions” of gadgets in each nations, typically looking for to hack into particular person properties or small companies or to regulate their routers. “Once you own the router, you own all the traffic, to include the chance to harvest credentials and […]

Russian Court Bans Telegram App After 18-Minute Hearing

Russian Court Bans Telegram App After 18-Minute Hearing

Photo The messaging app Telegram has 200,000 month-to-month energetic customers all over the world. Credit Alexander Nemenov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images MOSCOW — A Moscow courtroom cleared the best way on Friday for the federal government to ban Telegram, the messaging app, over its failure to present Russian safety companies the flexibility to learn customers’ […]

In Russia, a ‘Special Highway’ Helps the Privileged Avoid Traffic

In Russia, a ‘Special Highway’ Helps the Privileged Avoid Traffic

“This is a small mirror that reflects much wider problems in Russia,” mentioned Mikhail Y. Blinkin, the nation’s prime transportation skilled. A automobile pushed by Leopold Vitort of the Kremlin being hit by one other automobile that crossed from the alternative facet of the highway. Mr. Vitort died within the accident. Video by many movies […]

Putin, or the World? Sanctions May Force Oligarchs to Choose

Putin, or the World? Sanctions May Force Oligarchs to Choose

The ramifications may be felt by rich Russians in London, as Washington warned British banks on Tuesday that they may face extreme penalties in the event that they continued dealings with any of 24 Russians named within the sanctions, together with seven oligarchs. Paradoxically, the sanctions might assist President Vladimir V. Putin to perform a […]

Illuminating the Dark World of the Soviet Gulag, in Photos and Text

Illuminating the Dark World of the Soviet Gulag, in Photos and Text

NEVER REMEMBER Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia By Masha Gessen Photographs by Misha Friedman 160 pp. Columbia Global Reports. $27.99. Human beings have lengthy slaughtered one another with gusto, however nearly all the time select mass victims from a gaggle outlined as alien. The Nazis killed about six million Jews; Japanese invaders massacred […]

Opinion

Opinion

Here is how a veteran Russian overseas coverage skilled, Vladimir Frolov, described Putin’s Syria repair in a March 5, 2018, essay in The Moscow Times: In Syria, Russia is discovering that successful the warfare is perhaps simpler than successful the peace. Each time President Putin declares victory or broadcasts a drawdown of Russian forces, like […]

Opinion

Opinion

To all outward appearances, Russia’s retaliatory expulsions of American and different diplomats adopted the outdated Cold War pattern: A Soviet deed would immediate Western punitive measures. Moscow would blithely deny any wrongdoing, declare itself victimized by a two-faced West and strike again with equal measures. So it was, for instance, when the United States boycotted […]

As Russia Empties Embassies, Who Will Replace That Lost Passport?

As Russia Empties Embassies, Who Will Replace That Lost Passport?

Intelligence officers working beneath “official cover” as diplomats had been particularly focused. But with the discount in numbers, the wheels of primary diplomacy, involving issues like visas, consular companies, cultural occasions and easily speaking to folks, are grinding ever extra slowly and, in some instances, coming to a halt. “The embassy is struggling to do […]