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Russian Government goes cloak and dagger about nature of recent explosion

In August this year, a mysterious explosion that took place near Russia’s White Sea region caused a spike in radiation levels. Experts now believe it was caused by a nuclear-powered missile

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Putin signs law to create ‘sovereign internet’

New legislation that increases government censorship of Russia’s internet has been signed off by President Putin

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A history of Russian hacking

Just over a decade ago, Russia embarked on a global programme of state-sponsored cyber warfare to prove its technological prowess. Its hacking operations have become more wide-ranging in scope and more damaging with every target

Russian communications regulator blocks some Google services amid Telegram row

A number of Google’s IP addresses, thought to be hosting banned messaging service Telegram, have been blocked in Russia, as the nation’s communications regulator clamps down on Telegram’s operations in the country

Top 5 online services banned in Russia

Originally aimed at illegal content, Russian online censorship now appears to target anything that runs counter to Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian goals

Facebook will hire 1,000 employees to control adverts amid Russia investigation

In the wake of a congressional investigation, the world’s largest social network has announced fresh measures to tighten control of the adverts that appear on the platform

Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat compete for rights to screen 2018 World Cup

Social media companies are in talks with Fox to buy the rights to screen highlights of the 2018 World Cup in the US

Trump signs executive order to boost US cybersecurity

President Trump has signed an executive order to bolster US cyber security following the theft of millions of documents from government agencies

Google agrees to open up Android to rivals in Russia

Russian authorities force Google to loosen its grip on the Android operating system in a bid to improve competitiveness

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OPEC and Russia freeze oil production

After a meeting in Doha, leading OPEC members and Russia agreed to hold oil production at January levels

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Russia and OPEC to hold talks on oil production cuts

As oil lingers around $30 a barrel, Russia has raised the possibility of production cuts in coordination with OPEC producers

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Russia turns to Nordic neighbour for electricity

Following a deal struck between the two states last year, the bi-directional supply of electricity between Finland to Russia will commence this week

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