• Russia claims to be fighting off western cyber attacks

    The Russian military are taking all measures to ensure the information security of the Defense Ministry due to the increase in the risk of cyber-attacks by foreign countries, stated the head of the Eighth Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Lieutenant-General Yuri Kuznetsov in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

    He said that Russian experts currently enhance security in the automated systems of the Defense Ministry, detect and eliminate cyber-attacks on …

  • Norway: Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO exercises

    The Norwegian Ministry of Defense claims that Russia, operating from the Kola Peninsula, interfered with the work of the satellite navigation systems (GPS), which were used by air traffic, during the NATO Trident juncture military exercises.

    The Aftenposten newspaper reported that the Norwegian Ministry of Defense sent a statement to the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau (NTB) accusing Russia of causing GPS failures.

    “We are monitoring the situation along with other departments concerned. It is …

  • Russia decides to restore Libya

    Russia is prepared take part in the work to restore Libya’s economy and social sphere, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as cited by the Russian news agency TASS.

    “Restoring the economy, restoring the social sphere, prospective projects, which could be and need to be restored – this is also key for resuming normal life in Libya,” Medvedev said at a conference on Libya held in Italy.

    “We are also willing to be involved in this,” he stated.

    Medvedev noted that Russia is willing to …

  • Russia threatens to boycott Davos

    On Tuesday, during his visit to Italy, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that Russia would boycott the World Economic Forum in Davos, if the head of VTB, Andrey Kostin, co-owner of Rusal, Oleg Deripaska, and the main shareholder of the Renova group, Viktor Vekselberg, are not allowed to come to the conference.

    The Davos forum leadership’s decision, requesting Russians that are under the sanctions not to come to the conference is "very strange," said Medvedev.

    “If these …

  • Media: Russia’s anti-Ukrainian sanctions only partial

    The restrictions that Russia imposed on Ukraine at the start of November do not include a direct ban on shipping goods from the companies under sanctions, the Russian news outlet Interfax reported, citing its own source in the financial and economic division of the Russian government.

    “The government’s decree from November 1 concerns only financial relations and does not impose a ban on trade agreements with the involvement of third parties,” the source stated.

    Products manufactured by the …