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Edward Snowden Offered a Job at Russian Social Network VK Edward Snowden Offered a Job at Russian Social Network VK

Today, we got news that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had been granted temporary asylum in Russia. That meant that he could leave the airport that he’d been holed up in since whole thing began (which he did, promptly). He’ll be …

Edward Snowden Granted Temporary Asylum In Russia Edward Snowden Granted Temporary Asylum In Russia

In early June, Edward Snowden revealed to the world that he was the whistleblower behind a series of leaked documents that detailed the NSA’s surveillance programs. Since then, he’s been stuck in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. He’s …

Yandex.Disk Expands Its Cloud Storage Options Yandex.Disk Expands Its Cloud Storage Options

“Google of Russia” search engine Yandex is expanding the cloud storage options for users of its Yandex.Disk storage service. Yandex.Disk offers 20 GB of storage for free, but now users can add on 10 GB, 100GB, and 1 TB packages …

Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48 Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48

On Saturday afternoon Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of the “Google of Russia”, Yandex, was taken off life support and passed away. That ended a battle with terminal metastatic gastric cancer that began nearly a year ago. Early reports indicated that Segalovich …

Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Dies at 48 [UPDATED] Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Dies at 48 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh has clarified an announcement made by his company earlier today that Segalovich had died. According to him, he is actually in a coma: “We want to clarify an earlier statement that the company put out. …

Edward Snowden May Finally Be Able To Enter Russia [Report] Edward Snowden May Finally Be Able To Enter Russia [Report]

One month ago, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden arrived in Russia from Hong Kong after leaking numerous secret NSA spy programs to the press. Since then, he’s been confined to the transit zone of the Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport as the …

Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Provoke Olympic Committee

In the midst of American victories for marriage equality and other LGBTQAI+ issues, it is important to both recognize and publicize issues of unjust and ignorant behavior in other parts of the world. Echoes of Martin Luther King Junior’s famous …

Edward Snowden Isn’t Leaving Russia Anytime Soon Edward Snowden Isn’t Leaving Russia Anytime Soon

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor that leaked the agency’s surveillance programs to newspapers all over the world for the past two months, is currently holed up in a Moscow airport as he awaits news on his asylum requests. It …

Edward Snowden Requests Temporary Asylum In Russia Edward Snowden Requests Temporary Asylum In Russia
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In June, it was revealed that a number of leaks regarding the NSA’s secret spy programs were published by an NSA contractor named Edward Snowden. It was also revealed that he was in Hong Kong, but he soon left for …

Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S. Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets …

Edward Snowden Releases First Statement Since Landing In Moscow Edward Snowden Releases First Statement Since Landing In Moscow

Edward Snowden, the man behind the recent NSA spy program leaks, is the most wanted man in the world at the moment. The U.S. government is doing everything it can to bring him back while journalists are still scouring a …

Pride Parade in Russia Leads to Arrests

Pride Parades in the U.S. this weekend come hot on the heels of victories for marriage equality advocates. The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 to be unconstitutional. Proposition 8 in California, which banned same-sex …

Next Angry Birds Update is Russian-Themed
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Though the Angry Birds brand has embraced new seasons, movie tie-ins, and even Star Wars, all of the game series’ success can be traced back to the original Angry Birds game. Released in 2009, the game dominated Apple’s App Store …

Edward Snowden Will Release NSA Documents If He’s Caught Edward Snowden Will Release NSA Documents If He’s Caught
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Over the past month, a number of NSA spy programs have been revealed thanks to some leaked documents that came from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It appears that he’s not done leaking either, and things could get much interesting …

Edward Snowden Is Now In Russia, Is Seeking Asylum In Ecuador Edward Snowden Is Now In Russia, Is Seeking Asylum In Ecuador

Edward Snowden, the man behind a series of leaks that exposed NSA spy programs, is now on the run from the U.S. He was originally lying low in Hong Kong, but now he’s going to try the Wikileaks escape route. …

Gay Pride Fines Law Passes Russian Parliament
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Gay pride is a dangerous thing to publicize in many parts of the world. Now those who want to do so in Russia will face heavy fines. Fox News reports that the lower house of Russian parliament has approved a …

Russian Navy To Have Permanent Presence Near Syria
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The Russian Navy has always had a presence in the Mediterranean, but now it has the go ahead to stick around permanently. Bloomberg reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed his Navy’s plan to stick around the Mediterranean Sea. …

Russian Nuclear Submarines To Resume Patrols Of Southern Waters
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Russia’s nuclear submarines have not been spotted in Southern waters for more than 20 years. That’s all going to change soon. Reuters reports that Russia plans to send multiple nuclear submarines to the Southern hemisphere. It will be the first …

Beaver Kills Fisherman By Biting Him To Death
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A man in Belarus–which is located between Russia and Poland–has died after a beaver literally bit him to death. The man, who was on his way to a fishing trip with friends, spotted the large animal on the side of …

8.2 Quake Hits Eastern Russia, No Deaths Reported
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A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk of Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was located just off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far eastern part …

Moscow Attack Foiled, Two Suspects Killed In Shootout

A terrorist attack in Moscow was foiled after Russian security forces engaged in a firefight with the alleged militants. Sky News reports that two terror suspects were killed and a third captured after a shootout that took place in the …