Russian investigators on Wednesday opened criminal proceedings against a blogger for spreading what they said was “knowingly false information” about the war in Ukraine, during the first application of a new law that carries a penalty of up to up to 15 years in prison. The Investigative Committee said theRead More →

New Russian law means 15 years in prison or military conscription that sends anti-war Russians to Ukraine with orders to shoot civilians The New York Times published on Monday an article describing how thousands of middle-class Russians have fled the country for neighboring Armenia and (Republic of) Georgia since theRead More →

One of Russia’s oldest universities to expel at least 13 students detained during anti-war protests that have erupted across the country in recent weeks, according to business daily Kommersant reported Wednesday. The prestigious St Petersburg State University is expected to draft further expulsion orders for students after continued protests againstRead More →

Russians are bracing for an economic recession that could be the deepest since the 1990s after the United States and its allies imposed ‘crushing’ sanctions on Moscow, seeking to punish President Vladimir Putin for the unprovoked invasion from Ukraine. Analysts say citizens face a future characterized by runaway inflation, risingRead More →

By Max Kendix Durham students often spend a year after graduation studying abroad, in small Spanish towns, bustling German towns and rowdy South American villages. For the dozens of students studying Russian, Durham has agreements with partner universities in Tomsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Last year, as lockdowns sabotaged thoseRead More →

On February 15, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation hosted an international conference “Western Geopolitical War Against Russia: The Ukrainian Case”. During the event, political scientists, experts, journalists and public figures from Russia, the United States, Italy, Germany, Finland, Belgium and other countries discussed possible developments around Ukraine. DemocracyRead More →

TOMSK, February 15. /Then 24/. Devices for the synthesis, supply and monitoring of nitric oxide “Tianox” will be supplied to respiratory hospitals in Tomsk for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 during the year. The devices are needed to simplify nitric oxide treatment technology for respiratory failure, Viktor Selemir, directorRead More →

A former aide to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russian authorities’ use of the extremism law to suppress peaceful political opposition as she appeals her pre-trial restrictions in court siberian monday. Ksenia Fadeyeva, who was elected to the Tomsk city council in 2020, faces up to 12 yearsRead More →

A documentary film about Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived an apparent novichok poisoning attempt, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The 90-minute film, simply titled Navalny, features flying footage of the Russian opposition leader, filmed during the several months he spent in Germany in late 2020 while recovering from poisoning.Read More →

Separately, the Federal Prison Service demanded that Navalny’s brother’s suspended sentence be turned into a prison sentence. Russian authorities have added imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and a handful of his allies to an official list of “terrorists and extremists”. Also on Tuesday, local news agencies reported that the FederalRead More →

Russian police have taken three former regional coordinators of Aleksei Navalny’s campaign team for questioning amid continued pressure against associates of the jailed opposition leader. The home of Zakhar Sarapulov, who headed the Irkutsk headquarters of Navalny’s network of regional campaign groups, was raided in the early morning of DecemberRead More →

TOMSK, December 6. /TASS/. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will open its new skills center, where engineering students will be tested for their management skills and then receive individual programs to develop their talents, the university’s press service said on Monday. . “Tomsk Polytechnic University has joined the project of theRead More →

Shortly before leaving Russia in a hurry for Georgia, Sergei Samborsky visited the office of the Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova. Tomsk resident Samborsky made headlines last month after posting a shocking video of appalling conditions inside the “red zone” of the Siberian city’s largest COVID-19 hospital. InRead More →

In the Russian Far East there remains a great mixture of Christianity and paganism. Orthodox priests in the countryside engage in shamanic practices. Pagan folklore seen as a spectacle of “popular culture”. Orthodox clergy and shamans “combined” against the Covid. Moscow (AsiaNews) – A survey of the site Sibir RealiiRead More →

A secret European intelligence report has concluded that the Chechen security services were most likely behind the 2020 attempted murder in Sweden of a dissident Chechen blogger. Tumso Abdurakhmanov, an exiled critic of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, barely survived a hammerhead attack last year in a bizarre assassination attempt thatRead More →

The FabLab (from “fabrication lab”) opened at TSU on November 19. This center helps in the development of creative engineering and new educational contexts. Thanks to the equipment of the new laboratory, students can experiment with new high-tech solutions and acquire skills in project management and cutting-edge technologies. “This spaceRead More →

The 11the November was the inauguration of Ponsse’s new service center in Tomsk, Russia. Large stocks of spare parts and efficient logistics will provide customers with short service times and fast deliveries of spare parts. Ponsse expands in Russia According to a Press release of Ponsse, the investment of 2.5Read More →

TOMSK, Russia — When Sergei Samborsky learned from a patient at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in this Siberian city that his 84-year-old grandmother, an Alzheimer’s patient being treated in the isolation ward for COVID-19, was not fed or cared for properly, he became desperate. He begged hospital workers to letRead More →

Rapid warming in Russia could release viruses previously unknown to mankind, a Nobel Prize-winning climatologist has warned at an international climate forum in Siberia. Russia is warming three times faster than the rest of the world, according to scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with its ArcticRead More →

You’ve probably come across this before – you have a poorly documented circuit board and want to know the part number for a tiny SMD chip. Retro computer enthusiast [JohnK] tweeted recently on such a database he recently found, titled The Ultimate Database of SMD Marking Codes. This database isRead More →

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and to protest proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterRead More →

MOSCOW, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Russian coffeehouse chain Podorozhnik plans to raise 1.9 billion rubles ($25.79 million) in an IPO on the St Petersburg Stock Exchange this fall, reported Wednesday Interfax, citing company president Tatyana Fomina. Russia’s IPO activity, which was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, is acceleratingRead More →

In recent days, the fires have spread to 6,300 hectares. The biggest fire hit the province of Enisej. Greenpeace Russia: The situation could get worse. Russian expert: non-existent prevention throughout the country. In 2019, 9 million hectares of forest went up in smoke. Moscow (AsiaNews) – The first week ofRead More →