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RUSSIA

New beer advertising laws for Russia
New beer advertising laws for Russia

NEW YORK, USA: The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) announced that Russia recently enacted new legislation that greatly expands the ability of marketers to advertise beer in Russia.

3 Oct 2014 07:05

RUSSIA

Hackers tweeted Medvedev's resignation
Hackers tweeted Medvedev's resignation

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account and tweeted that he had resigned for criticising President Vladimir Putin.

15 Aug 2014 09:26

RUSSIA

Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase heads to Moscow's Strelka Institute
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase heads to Moscow's Strelka Institute

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: On 21 August Saatchi & Saatchi Russia will host a screening of the New Directors' Showcase (NDS) at the Strelka Institute in Moscow.

12 Aug 2014 10:27

RUSSIA

Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers
Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews takes flight: 575 planes and a potential annual audience of 80 million passengers.

6 Aug 2014 09:02

RUSSIA

Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new law
Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new law

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian bloggers took revenge on Friday for a controversial new law imposing tough rules on online expression by inundating Moscow's communications watchdog with phony registration requests.

4 Aug 2014 11:08

RUSSIA

US star Duchovny sparks controversy with patriotic Russian ad
US star Duchovny sparks controversy with patriotic Russian ad

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing in an ultra-patriotic beer ad in which he fantasises about being Russian. (Video)

29 Jul 2014 11:18

RUSSIA

Hacking accused could die in US prison
Hacking accused could die in US prison

MOSCOW: RUSSIA: The father of a Russian man detained by the US on hacking charges warned on that his son would die without medical help, in yet another spat between Moscow and Washington.

14 Jul 2014 08:29

RUSSIA

Comrade... Good news... 'McDonald's out, "McMolotov" is in...'
Comrade... Good news... 'McDonald's out, "McMolotov" is in...'

SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA: A Russian burger chain is replacing McDonald's in Crimea.

7 Jul 2014 11:39

RUSSIA

Oliver Stone gets rights to Snowden movie
Oliver Stone gets rights to Snowden movie

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hollywood director Oliver Stone has acquired movie rights to a political thriller penned by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, who said he became fascinated by the fugitive's "moral choice."

12 Jun 2014 08:18

RUSSIA

Russian rocket falls back to Earth with super satellite
Russian rocket falls back to Earth with super satellite

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: A Russian rocket carrying its most advanced communication satellite to date fell back to Earth minutes after lift-off in the latest blow to the country's once-proud space industry.

19 May 2014 10:49

RUSSIA

'Comrade, take this tablet...' Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears
'Comrade, take this tablet...' Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday.

27 Mar 2014 13:29

RUSSIA

Russia blocks top opposition news sites
Russia blocks top opposition news sites

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia has blocked three major opposition news websites as well as the popular blog of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the latest in a media crackdown that comes amid Moscow's standoff with the West over Ukraine.

18 Mar 2014 07:09

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab: How Turla and 'worst breach of US military computers in history' are connected
Kaspersky Lab: How Turla and 'worst breach of US military computers in history' are connected

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Experts from G-Data and BAE Systems recently released information about a persistent cyber espionage operation codenamed Turla (also referred to as Snake or Uroburos).

14 Mar 2014 06:52

RUSSIA

Russian actor quits PR job at cellphone giant after call to jail gays
Russian actor quits PR job at cellphone giant after call to jail gays

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: A Russian television star and former priest said on Tuesday he had quit as creative director of a leading cell phone retailer after urging President Vladimir Putin to jail gays.

17 Jan 2014 06:07

RUSSIA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013 09:47

RUSSIA

First Russian smartphone launched in Moscow
First Russian smartphone launched in Moscow

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's first domestically designed smartphone, the YotaPhone, was unveiled in Moscow and features an always-on second screen to differentiate it from the plethora of competitors.

5 Dec 2013 08:14

RUSSIA

'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention: Mutko
'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention: Mutko

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has accused western media of overplaying the anti-gay issue that has plagued the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

19 Aug 2013 12:09

RUSSIA

Snowden's father ignores advice, contacts son
Snowden's father ignores advice, contacts son

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden revealed on Thursday (15 August) that the father of the US intelligence whistle-blower had for the first time contacted his son via the Internet in defiance of legal advice.

16 Aug 2013 07:05

RUSSIA

Russia visit of Snowden's father to be kept under wraps: report
Russia visit of Snowden's father to be kept under wraps: report

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The planned visit to Russia of the father of US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden is to be kept strictly secret, with details of their meeting to be made public only after it has happened, a report said on Wednesday, 14 August.

14 Aug 2013 13:21

RUSSIA

Russia's Yandex founder dies
Russia's Yandex founder dies

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Tributes poured in on Monday (29 July) for the co-founder of the Russian search engine Yandex, Ilya Segalovich, who died over the weekend from cancer. He was 48.

30 Jul 2013 06:49

RUSSIA

Larry King moves to Kremlin-funded TV channel

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Veteran US talk show host Larry King has announced that he is joining Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded English-language TV station that primarily broadcasts Moscow's views on world affairs.

30 May 2013 10:41

RUSSIA

The Bees Awards announces nominations
The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013 09:07

RUSSIA

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05

RUSSIA

Beware of MiniDuke
Beware of MiniDuke

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab has identified 'MiniDuke', a new malicious programme designed for spying on multiple government entities and institutions across the world. The new threat actors combine sophisticated "old school" malware writing skills with newly advanced exploits in Adobe Reader to collect geopolitical intelligence from high-profile targets.

7 Mar 2013 08:50

RUSSIA

RT meteorite footage goes big on YouTube
RT meteorite footage goes big on YouTube

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia Today (RT)'s footage of the Siberian meteor blast claimed to have become the most watched video of the phenomenon on YouTube. (Video)

21 Feb 2013 07:27

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab named a leader in independent report on endpoint security
Kaspersky Lab named a leader in independent report on endpoint security

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has been ranked as one of the leaders in the market of endpoint security solutions by Forrester Research, Inc. Kaspersky Lab's corporate solution was placed among four "Leaders" in The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013.*

18 Feb 2013 10:28

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013
Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab's experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage, and nation-state cyber-attacks, the evolving role of hacktivism, the development of controversial "legal" surveillance tools, and the increase in cybercriminal attacks targeting cloud-based services.

2 Jan 2013 07:39

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Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012 08:23

RUSSIA

Starbucks: Every coffee should be a Starbucks
Starbucks: Every coffee should be a Starbucks

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Starbucks embarks on a sneaky campaign that is sure to ruffle the feathers of its competition.

5 Dec 2012 10:26

RUSSIA

Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention
Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention

PARIS, FRANCE: Across major cities in Europe, Nikon builds huge sculpted 'hands' in a pose, as though holding a Nikon camera.

7 Nov 2012 10:29

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