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The token American
Report from the bizarro world of Russian political tv
russia  politics  america  journalism 
12 hours ago by nelson
Time Magazine's interview w/ Trump
Echoes of Morsi's 2012 interview in same pages
Unitedstates  Trump  Media  Intelligence  Russia 
12 hours ago by elijahz
US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians - CNNPolitics.com
US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians « holy fucking shit.
trump  politics  spies  russia 
16 hours ago by pozorvlak
Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra | Reuters, Mar 22, 2017
Russia's force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed.

Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow's allies, the Syrian government forces, have been killed since Jan. 29 -- a period that coincided with intense fighting to recapture the city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group.

The Russian defense ministry has publicly reported only five servicemen's deaths in Syria over the same period, and its officials' statements have not mentioned any large-scale Russian ground operations in the fight for Palmyra.
Mar15  ForeignFighters  Russia  Homs  death 
18 hours ago by elizrael
Pleistocene Park - The Atlantic
In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths.
articles  environment  climate_change  genetics  russia  siberia 
22 hours ago by gmisra
Inside the hunt for Russia's most notorious hacker • WIRED
Garrett Graff:
<p>The news about the sanctions [imposed on 30 December by Obama against Russia for hacking the US elections] had broken overnight, so Tillmann Werner, a researcher with the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, was still catching up on details. Following a link to an official statement, Werner saw that the White House had targeted a short parade’s worth of Russian names and institutions—two intelligence agencies, four senior intelligence officials, 35 diplomats, three tech companies, two hackers. Most of the details were a blur. Then Werner stopped scrolling. His eyes locked on one name buried among the targets: Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev. 

Werner, as it happened, knew quite a bit about Evgeniy Bogachev. He knew in precise, technical detail how Bogachev had managed to loot and terrorize the world’s financial systems with impunity for years. He knew what it was like to do battle with him.

But Werner had no idea what role Bogachev might have played in the US election hack. Bogachev wasn’t like the other targets—he was a bank robber. Maybe the most prolific bank robber in the world. “What on earth is he doing on this list?” Werner wondered.</p>


This is the most amazing piece of work. Graff has gone into gigantic detail for a story which covers the Zeus botnet, Cryptolocker ransomware, and state-level hacking. Give yourself plenty of time, but make sure you read this.
hacking  russia  crime  ransomware  bogachev 
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