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Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults

Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults

Mexico City – A mob of angry Mexicans attacked a Russian man in the Caribbean resort of Cancun with sticks and rocks over his repeated insults against locals, and the 42-year-old man was accused of fatally stabbing a youth in the melee, authorities said on Saturday. Police rescued the Russian, identified as Aleksei Makeev, after […]

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WannaCry cyberattack compromised some Russian banks – Central Bank

WannaCry cyberattack compromised some Russian banks – Central Bank

Moscow – The WannaCry cyberattack compromised Russian banks’ systems in some isolated cases, the Russian central bank said, in the first official acknowledgement by Moscow that the attack had an impact on the banking system. In a statement, the central bank said the consequences of the attack – which it did not detail – had […]

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Russian woman in ‘high-class’ vice ring charged

Russian woman in ‘high-class’ vice ring charged

Singapore – A Russian woman was charged in court Saturday for her involvement in a ‘high-class’ vice ring. Traskovskaya Evgenia, 39, was charged with three counts of knowingly living in part on the earnings of prostitution of two women. Between January and late March 2017, and between April and May 7, 2017, Evgenia lived in […]

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Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Seattle – A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the US for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 US businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites. Roman […]

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2 Russian soccer fans stabbed in Serbia

2 Russian soccer fans stabbed in Serbia

Belgrade – Two Russian fans have been hospitalized with serious injuries after being stabbed following a friendly soccer match between Red Star Belgrade and Lokomotiv Moscow. Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Sunday police were looking for the knife-wielding perpetrators who attacked a group of Lokomotiv fans in downtown Belgrade late Saturday. Serbian media reports […]

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US charges two Russian spies in massive Yahoo cyberattack

US charges two Russian spies in massive Yahoo cyberattack

Washington – Two Russian intelligence agents and a duo of hackers were indicted on Wednesday (Mar 15) over a data breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyberattacks in history. The indictment announced by the US Justice Department links Russia’s top spy agency, the FSB, to the massive hacking operation […]

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Russian boxer Povetkin suspended for doping

Russian boxer Povetkin suspended for doping

Mexico City – Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin has been suspended indefinitely by the World Boxing Council and fined $250,000 for doping, the WBC said. Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium last year, just before he was due to face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a May 21 title fight in Moscow. The […]

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Russian politics are as cold as ever

Russian politics are as cold as ever

Thousands have taken to the streets. Kremlin critic Ildar Dadin released from prison. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny running for president. Don’t mistake these developments for a political thaw, writes Juri Rescheto. Pushkin Square, Moscow: On Sunday there were loud demands for a “Russia without Putin” that went on for hours in the middle of the […]

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Russian, Turkish jets strike Islamic State in Syria

Russian, Turkish jets strike Islamic State in Syria

Moscow – Russian and Turkish jets carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets near the Syrian town of al-Bab on Thursday, Interfax news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying. “As a result of this joint operation, Russian jets destroyed three command and communication points, as well as several militant strongholds,” Interfax quoted […]

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12 Daesh terrorists killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria’s al-Bab

12 Daesh terrorists killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria’s al-Bab

Ankara – Russian air forces conducted three separate airstrikes in southern parts of Syria’s al-Bab, killing 12 Daesh terrorists, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the Turkish General Staff as saying. Turkish military forces hit 222 identified Daesh targets destroying shelters, weapon pits, command control buildings, weapons and vehicles used by the terrorists. Turkish warplanes killed […]

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