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2014-02-04 20:22:34

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanislav Belkovsky Foundation named key Russian government and media conflicts of 2013 in a report presented in Washington, D.C. and released today by RUSSIA! magazine. Stanislav Belkovsky, well-known political analyst, provided a detailed account of topics which were covered in the Russian media in 2013 and which, in his opinion, would shape Russian politics in 2014. Belkovsky presented the report to a US audience at the Heritage...

Multiple Greenpeace Activists Face Piracy Charges In Russia
2013-10-03 07:41:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A demonstration last month against Arctic oil drilling has turned into an international incident this week. Russia has started charging 30 Greenpeace activists from 18 countries with piracy, a charge that could bring long prison terms for a protest in a region the Kremlin sees as a key to future prosperity. The activists were arrested on September 18, after two tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya oil platform, which plays a crucial role...

2013-01-01 08:20:11

The Digital Policy Council's latest research shows world leaders rushing to join Twitter in the hope of better engaging their citizenry. WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Digital Policy Council (DPC), an international, non-partisan "think tank" on 21st Century Governance, has released its 2012 ranking report on the use of social media by heads of state. The DPC is the research and public advocacy arm of Digital Daya ('digital influence'), a next generation...

2013-01-01 08:20:09

The Digital Policy Council's latest research shows world leaders rushing to join Twitter in the hope of better engaging their citizenry. WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Digital Policy Council (DPC), an international, non-partisan "think tank" on 21st Century Governance, has released its 2012 ranking report on the use of social media by heads of state. The DPC is the research and public advocacy arm of Digital Daya ('digital influence'), a next generation...

Russian Space Agency To Increase Spending
2012-12-28 11:57:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the state-run RIA news agency, Russia is giving its space industry budget a big financial boost. The news agency reported that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a plan to spend $68.71 billion on developing Russia's space industry from 2013 to 2020. "The program will enable our country to effectively participate in forward-looking projects, such as the International Space Station, the study of the...

2012-12-21 12:20:07

KALUGA, Russia, December 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first foundation stone of what in three years' time will become Volkswagen's new plant for the production of internal combustion engines in Kaluga was laid on December 11. The event was attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Kaluga Region Governor Anatoly Artamonov, and a board member of Volkswagen AG responsible for production, Dr. Michael Macht. As of 2015 this plant will be providing Russian-made...

Facebook Not Planning Moscow Office
2012-10-01 21:24:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Zuck´s gone to Russia, but not to scope out new locations for Facebook´s operations, according to news reports. Instead, this appears to be your basic trip to eastern Europe: Snap a picture in Red Square, eat at an American fast food restaurant and have a meeting with the Prime Minister. During a Monday visit in Moscow, Zuckerberg sat down with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to discuss Facebook´s presence in...

Top Russian Space Official Resigns After Proton-M Rocket Failure
2012-08-17 08:26:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten days after a Russian space rocket failed to put two communication satellites into orbit, the head of the company in charge of building the particular rocket handed his resignation. The move also came just one day after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reprimanded space officials for the failed rocket/satellite launch, according to a government source. The source said that the resignation of Vladimir Nesterov, 63, head of...

Medvedev Orders Russian Space Agency Shakeup
2012-08-15 09:22:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to work out a plan to improve Russia's space industry organizations.  Meeting with both cabinet and space industry officials, Medvedev gave them one month to present proposals for practical steps to tighten controls on spacecraft production and reorganize the federal space agency, Roscosmos. This demand comes in response to a string of failed launches that have tarnished...

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2012-07-12 13:49:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian parliament yesterday unanimously decided to adopt a bill which allows them to exercise a greater control over the Internet. Now, many Russians are worried this is just the first step to widespread censorship by the Russian government. Only one man stands between this bill and the law: Russia´s president, Vladimir Putin. Similar to the Internet protests which occurred when the U.S. Government voted on bills SOPA...