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Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military - information warfare troops.

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

By Vitniza Saldava and Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 13
For several years a group of Russian hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

Russian Political Elites Revel in Trump's Inauguration

Russian Political Elites Revel in Trump's Inauguration

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Jan 21
Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations.

Victim Explains Fighting Russian Blackmail is 'Pointless'

Victim Explains Fighting Russian Blackmail is 'Pointless'

Jan 14
Russia has a history of gathering information for future use against government opponents. They even have a word for it: "kompromat."

No Smooching Allowed: Russia Blocks Video Game Comic Featuring Same-Sex Kiss

No Smooching Allowed: Russia Blocks Video Game Comic Featuring Same-Sex Kiss

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jan 7
Overwatch blew up the internet last month when their holiday-themed online comic "Overwatch: Reflections" featured a same-sex kiss. However, some users pointed out the comic is unreadable on the site's Russian version.

Intelligence Leaders Outline Evidence of Russian Hacking

Intelligence Leaders Outline Evidence of Russian Hacking

Jan 6
President-elect Donald Trump meets face-to-face with the leaders of intelligence agencies that he has challenged for weeks.

U.S. States, Leery of Russia Malware, Re-Examine Cybersecurity

U.S. States, Leery of Russia Malware, Re-Examine Cybersecurity

Jan 5
Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility's laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers.

Russia's Men Increasingly See Army As Good Job, Not Dead End

Russia's Men Increasingly See Army As Good Job, Not Dead End

By Dmitry Kozlov | Dec 10
Increasingly, the young men of Russia say they see military service as an opportunity, not a dreaded obligation to avoid.

Putin Says Russia Works to Develop New Weapons

Putin Says Russia Works to Develop New Weapons

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Nov 19
Russia is working to develop new weapons to ensure a global strategic balance, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Did Russian Hackers Try to Meddle in U.S. Election as Payback?

Did Russian Hackers Try to Meddle in U.S. Election as Payback?

Nov 8
Elizabeth Palmer reports on how President Vladimir Putin is exploiting claims of Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

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