Kremlin

russia

Russia’s ‘Batshit Crazy’ New Super-Weapons Are Mostly Hype

The power of the Kremlin's new supersonic and atomic missiles are exaggerated, experts say.
David Axe
7.23.18
Facebook Propaganda

Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Accounts Controlled By Russian Propagandists

It took Facebook "months" to identify Internet Research Agency activity on the website.
Sarah Emerson
4.3.18
search engines

How Russia Polices Yandex, Its Most Popular Search Engine

Google said it would demote Russia Today and Sputnik, but the Russian government has tried to control what news appears on Yandex for years.
Louise Matsakis
11.24.17
All Fronts

Russian Army Gets Specialized Drone-Hunters

The jammer can disrupt an enemy's own signals, potentially preventing ground-based controllers from steering their drones via satellite.
David Axe
10.31.17
russia

New ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Will Feed Russia’s Mass-Surveillance Machine

Companies will be forced to retain months of customer data for Russia’s creepy mass-surveillance system.
Janus Kopfstein
7.9.16
russia

How Putin Tried to Control the Internet

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan
10.13.15
All Fronts

Russia Is Concerned About America's Far-Off Space Weapons

Russian military journals regularly feature articles presenting future American hypersonic weapons as an existential threat.
Robert Beckhusen
9.18.15
Motherboard Blog

Putin's Porn

A successful political campaign relies on memes that can capture the hearts and minds of the people and turn them into voters. Words like "hope," "change," and "poor people" work, but in Russia, where campaign season is in full swing ahead of elections...
Mclean Gordon
2.6.12