Russia begins supply of defence missile systems to India

Russia has started supplying India with S-400 air defence missile systems, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday citing Dmitry Shugayev, the head of the Russian military cooperation agency. The supplies put India at risk of sanctions from the United States under a 2017 U.S. law aimed at deterring countries from buying Russian military hardware. “The… Read More Russia begins supply of defence missile systems to India

U.S. charges Ukrainian, Russian for major ransomware attack

The U.S. Justice Department charged a Ukraine national and a Russian in one of the worst ransomware attacks against American targets, court filings showed on Monday. The latest U.S. actions follow a slew of measures taken to combat a surge in ransomware that has struck several big companies, including an attack on the largest fuel… Read More U.S. charges Ukrainian, Russian for major ransomware attack

U.S. blacklists Israeli cyber firm NSO Group, three others

The U.S. Commerce Department added Israel’s NSO Group and Candiru to its trade blacklist on Wednesday, saying they sold spyware to foreign governments that used the equipment to target government officials, journalists and others. Positive Technologies of Russia, and Computer Security Initiative Consultancy PTE. LTD, from Singapore, were also listed. The Department said they trafficked… Read More U.S. blacklists Israeli cyber firm NSO Group, three others

Russia accuses three U.S. embassy staff of theft, asks for lifting of their immunity

Russia has asked the U.S. embassy in Moscow to lift the diplomatic immunity of three of its staff suspected of stealing things from a Russian citizen, the Interfax news agency quoted the foreign ministry as saying on Friday. If the United States refused to lift their diplomatic immunity, the three employees would have to leave… Read More Russia accuses three U.S. embassy staff of theft, asks for lifting of their immunity

U.S. authorities arrest senior manager of Russia’s Novatek gas company on tax fraud charges

Mark Gyetvay, a deputy head of Russian natural gas producer Novatek, has been arrested in the United States on tax charges related to $93 million hidden in offshore accounts, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. It said a federal grand jury in Fort Myers, Florida, returned an indictment on Wednesday charging Gyetvay, a Florida… Read More U.S. authorities arrest senior manager of Russia’s Novatek gas company on tax fraud charges

U.S., Russian officials meet in Geneva for nuclear talks

Senior U.S. and Russian officials began talks on Wednesday on strategic nuclear stability, with a fresh mandate from their presidents who held a summit in Geneva last month. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov headed their respective delegations at the meeting at the U.S. diplomatic mission in… Read More U.S., Russian officials meet in Geneva for nuclear talks

U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska against U.S. over sanctions

A U.S. judge has dismissed Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s lawsuit against the United States over sanctions imposed on the billionaire, saying his numerous claims challenging Washington’s actions lacked merit. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta wrote on Sunday night that Deripaska failed to make a persuasive case against the U.S. Treasury Department and its Office… Read More U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska against U.S. over sanctions

Russia threatens to withdraw from International Space Station unless U.S. sanctions on space sector are lifted

The head of Russia’s space agency on Monday suggested Moscow would withdraw from the International Space Station in 2025 unless Washington lifted sanctions on the space sector that were hampering Russian satellite launches. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, was addressing parliamentarians ahead of a summit in Geneva later this month between Russian President Vladimir… Read More Russia threatens to withdraw from International Space Station unless U.S. sanctions on space sector are lifted