in Order to be able to understand who Vladimir Putin is, you must first know where he came from.The New York Times Moscow correspondent Steven Lee Meyers has built a broad portrait of the eastern neighbour of the master.the Book explains how the background stay in strasbourg to block, colourless but the peak always faithful intelligence service of the third series of officers became russia's new tsar.the Book begins with putin's grandfather who put the food themselves to Stalin and still managed to survive.putin's childhood home was a 17-square of the joint housing unattractive in the floor of the house.Judo saved from being bad for you.
the Entire st. Petersburg metro system is closed to the explosion in the aftermath, told the Russian news agency Tass.Up to ten people is Tass died in the explosions, which happened Sennaya Ploštšadin subway station on Least one of the explosions happened, according to reports, the subway car.the site of the Explosion is Tass said more than 80 rescue workers, which is becoming the place to add.Also in Moscow has been taken in the arrangements of the st. Petersburg events.Tass the Moscow metro network is now enabled for additional security measures, which Moscow is ready to send help to st. Petersburg.
Yesterday Runa Capital, a venture investment firm operating globally from its offices in Moscow, London and San Francisco, announced that it has closed its second fund, Runa Capital Fund II, having raised $135 million.As a result, Runa has $270 million under management, taking into account its first fund, which also amounted to $135 million.The firm declined to disclose any information about the new fund s backers.Focusing on Series A and B investments in the USA and Europe, Runa Capital Fund II targets companies with high ambitions on the global market, essentially in the fields of complex enterprise software and cloud applications, education, public services, finance and health.The new fund logically follows our development over the past years,  said Dmitry Chikhachev, Managing Partner at Runa Capital.We will support those who aim to gain significant shares on highly competitive markets.Runa Capital Fund II — which began operating two years ago — has already made 13 investments, coming in addition to the first fund s 30 portfolio companies.Launched in 2010 by Sergei Beloussov, Ilya Zybarev and Dmitry Chikhachev, Runa Capital I initially focused on Russia.The fund progressively expanded its scope to investing globally, following a strong invest-abroad trend among Russian venture capitalists.Over the past few years Runa — which Dow Jones Venture Source ranked among the top three European funds in 2015 — has invested significantly in Californian and Western European startups.Most recently, Runa led a $5.6 million round for SchoolMint, a leading provider of mobile and online enrollment systems for US public, charter and private schools.
Google IO 2016 kicks off with a keynote on 18 MayGoogle IO, the company's annual developer conference that gives an insight into what's coming over the next 12 months, kicks off on Wednesday 18 May 2016 .As always, the event begins with a keynote presentation that could reveal all manner of new products, software and technology that Google and its parent company Alphabet have been working on.Chief executive Sundar Pichai and his team are expected to show off updates for Android, Chrome and maybe even some of the company's 'Moonshot' ideas, such as autonomous cars and Google Glass 2.Yes, Google will live stream a video feed from the keynote on YouTube.IO is often a long presentation, somewhere between two and three-and-a-half hours, so you'll want to plan your drinks, snacks and toilet breaks carefully for the rest of the day.IO 2016 is to start at 10am local time, which we have translated into various time zones below:Honolulu: 7am HSTSan Francisco: 10am PDTChicago: noon CDTNew York 1pm EDTLondon: 6pmParis: 7pmAmsterdam: 7pmMoscow: 8pmMumbai: 10.30pmBeijing: 1am Thursday Seoul: 2am Thursday Sydney: 3am Thursday
You can unlock your computer with it, automatically have your photos sorted by who s in them, and even swap your face with your dog in Snapchat.Strangely, in its video demo and marketing images, FindFace seems to focus only on women, which makes the app look like it could be used for nefarious purposes.Already, the startup has been approached by the local Moscow government to work alongside the city s 150,000 CCTV cameras to help identify criminals on-the-fly.Kabakov imagines a world where cameras fix you looking at, say, a stereo in a shop, the retailer finds your identity, and then targets you with marketing for stereos in the subsequent days, The Guardian reported.In today s world we are surrounded by gadgets, Kabakov told The Guardian.This means the FindFace algorithm can t access multiple profile images like it can with the less secure Vkontakte.
Colourbox Russian Sberbank chief analyst Mikhail Matovnikovin by the Russians, the average wage has fallen below 450 dollars, or about 400 euros, which is less than the average wage in Chinese, The Moscow Times reports. "Labour is now in Russia cheaper than in China," said Matovnikov. According to the Russian Matovnikovin the current month, the average wage is $ 433, or approximately EUR 385, which has not only China but also less than in Serbia, Romania and Poland.
The free spirited singer made the move to Los Angeles four years ago to pursue a career in music.Already a seasoned performer, Day began playing at her grandmother s coffee shop at an early age.It s the phenomenon of our culture right now.It s poetry and it s art, and I really take a liking to and focus a lot on my lyrics because I love listening to what people have to say and that s why artists are artists.From here, where we are, there s been so many greats.She picks up touring again in July supporting Fitz and the Tantrums, followed by supporting Michael Franti & Spearhead in August, making stops throughout the United States.
Colourbox Red Square Alcohol consumption has dropped five years in Russia by almost a third, says the Ministry of Health päideasiantuntija Yevgeny Bryun Moscow Times,. "An adult drink an average of 12.8 liters of pure alcohol each year. Five-six years ago, the official figure was 18 liters per person, "says Bryun. In his view, consumption is a reduction of the work of the economic crisis, päidehuollon and the Board of Directors due to increased alcohol regulation. "Alcohol and substance abuse are indicators that reflect the society as roaring in the background processes. People now have less money and their first reaction is alcohol Saving "Bryun interprets.
Advertising in the smartphone world can sometimes feel a bit like a constant battle between the big names to see who can shout the loudest.Now Samsung has come up with a new way to stand out from the other mobiles of this world – an LED billboard the size of a building.The advertising, in the shape of the Galaxy S7 edge, is in Moscow and measures an impressive 262 feet in height and 131 feet in width.Not only that, Samsung claims it is visible from over a mile away.The 4G signal should be pretty good then.
Samsung, amusingly, decided to take that literally.In Sokot, Moscow, at the side of the road that leads to the Sheremetyevo International Airport, the around 800,000 people that pass there daily will be able to gawk at a gigantic Galaxy S7 edge.Of course, it's just a signage, but it is definitely one of Samsung's most ambitious, if not obnoxious, marketing stunt to remind people that it has a smaller version of that same curved edge monstrosity.Last year's Galaxy S6 edge caught Samsung off guard, leading to supply and inventory problems.There is still some question on whether Samsung will follow through with a Galaxy S7 edge like last year's generation.There is talk that the Galaxy Note 6 might combine both designs, though there is still some uncertainty about that.
Caption: The only surviving prototype of VVA14, a vertical takeoff aircraft, at the Russian Air Force Museum outside Moscow.Danila TkachenkoRelated GalleriesHack, Hustle, Nap, Repeat: Life as a Young Techie in San FranciscoSpace Photos of the Week: A Neon Nebula Struts Its StuffIkea's Clever Kit Makes Indoor Farming as Easy as It'll GetProject Ara Lives: Google's Modular Phone Is Ready for You NowThe New Underwater Olympus Is the Platypus of CamerasIn the early 1970s, the Soviet Union built an amphibious airplane designed to skim the sea, searching for US nuclear submarines.Tkachenko visited her in 2012, and started thinking about the tension between the promise of technology and the havoc it often wreaks.He worked on the project each winter for three years, traveling more than 15,000 miles through Russia, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria.I wanted to show the other side of progress and technology, Tkachenko says.It s not always leading us to better future, but can also be a failure or bring destruction.
Gett Inc., a taxi-ordering application that competes with Uber Technologies Inc., raised $300 million in a strategic investment from German carmaker Volkswagen AG to fund its growth in Europe and New York City.Gett, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has offered rides for as low as $1 and expanded its services to include deliveries of goods.Volkswagen s contribution brings total funds raised by Gett to more than $520 million, the taxi service said Tuesday in an e-mailed statement.Volkswagen made the investment as part of a push to boost digital offerings and move beyond its diesel-engine manipulation scandal.Mobility services promise strong growth prospects and earnings potential in coming years, VW said Tuesday in a statement.Within the framework of our future Strategy 2025, the partnership with Gett marks the first milestone for the Volkswagen Group on the road to providing integrated mobility solutions that spotlight our customers and their mobility needs.With operations in over 60 cities worldwide, including London, Moscow and New York, Gett is a major ride-hailing provider and services will be expanded further as part of the alliance with VW.More than 250 employees are developing the plan, which will comprise eight key initiatives across the group, Mueller said last week at an internal management meeting at the carmaker s Wolfsburg, Germany, headquarters.Volkswagen is not the first car manufacturer to get involved in the ride-hailing business.
Toyota Motor and Uber have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore a collaboration, starting with trials in countries where ridesharing is expanding.The companies will also look to develop in-car apps and the setting up of a special fleet programme to sell Toyota and Lexus vehicles to Uber.Meanwhile, Volkswagen had made a $300m strategic investment in Uber competitor Gett, which is available in over 60 countries globally including London, Moscow and New York.On-demand mobility firm Gett will further expand its market presence with Volkswagen support.The partnership is based on a joint growth strategy to expand on-demand mobility services in Europe.Gett founder and CEO Shahar Waiser said: "The pay-per-ride domain is growing rapidly.
Thousands of of Napoleon's soldiers, who perished during the army's 1812 retreat from Moscow, were buried in mass graves inVilnius, Lithuania.A study of the skeletons, discovered by construction workers, reveal an army decimated by hypothermia, typhus and starvation.Photo: PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev argues that Russia should extend the ban on the import of food until the end of 2017, The Moscow Times reports. "Agricultural manufacturers have repeatedly asked for an embargo on the products of the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia," Medvedev said Russian industrialists and entrepreneurs union meeting. Kremlin set up a trade embargo in 2014 in protest against sanctions imposed by foreign countries, due to the activities of the Russian eastern Ukraine. According to the newspaper the state leaders participated in Japan's G-7 meeting stated that the Russian sanctions will continue as long kuinnes the Minsk agreement has been fully implemented in Ukraine.
Russia is technologically ready to launch such large-scale projects as Elon Musk s Hyperloop, Russian minister of transport Maxim Sokolov said in mid-May at a press briefing in the southern Russian city of Sochi.As reported by Russian business daily RBC, this Hyperloop-like transport system would link the western and eastern ends as well as the northern and southern ends of the country — the largest in the world.The first section of the transport system could link Moscow to St. Petersburg — a distance of nearly 650 kilometers, — according to Anatolyi Zaitsev, an official from the St. Petersburg State Transport University cited by RBC.According to western price standards, implementing such a project would cost $21 billion, while in Russia the cost would not exceed $12-13 billion, RBC quoted Zaitsev as saying.Zaitsev also said that the project has been backed by Gordon Atlantic, an international economic development service operator.At the opening phase, which has been funded by Gordon Atlantic , we have managed to create magnetic levitation to lift any weight.Supported by the investor, we are now taking final steps in equipping the laboratory where materials to be used in the project will be selected.In the future, however, more significant funding will be required, adds Zaitsev.On its side Russian Railways, the national railway company, is considering cooperation with Hyperloop One, one of the two US companies developing such projects.Russian Railways and Hyperloop One have created a working group to study the concept, Russian business daily Vedomosti has learned from Caspian VC, a Russian venture fund which owns a stake in Hyperloop One.Formed a few months ago, the working group is waiting for the results of the recent testing of high-speed Hyperloop trains.This post first appeared on East-West Digital News.
Last month Russian news agency TASS reported transport minister Maxim Sokolov as saying the country is ready as no other country to implement the project.However, it seems Russia would be developing its system independent of existing operations in the U.S., at least at this stage.Work on the project is gathering pace in the U.S. Last month Hyperloop One successfully carried out its first public propulsion open-air test in North Las Vegas, offering those outside the project their first proper look at the company s electromagnetic propulsion system.Initially, the ambitious plan focused on connecting LA with San Francisco, with a Hyperloop journey forecast to take a mere 35 minutes, significantly quicker than the six hours or so it d take by road.But time-consuming regulatory processes in the U.S. have led Hyperloop One to also consider either Europe or Singapore for its debut operational system, while HTT has shown interest in Asia and the Middle East.Development and testing, meanwhile, is set to continue in the U.S.
According to local news outlets, Russian rail operator RZD is planning a high-speed rail system for transporting freight between the north and south as well as the east and west of the country.The first stage of the proposed project would see Moscow connected with ports in St Petersburg serving the Baltic Sea.Speaking to RBC, Anatoly Zaitsev, head of St Petersburg Railway Innovation Development Centre, said the proposed project would cost between $12 and $13bn £8.2-8.9bn, €10.8-11.7bn .Why advertise with usUnlike the Hyperloop's system capsules riding on air cushions at supersonic speeds in vacuum tubes, RZD had initially been working with magnetic levitation for its own system."In this initial phase of the work we are at the expense of private investors made money and have demonstrated magnetic levitation, we can lift any weight," said Zaitsev.In principle, yes, and our transport strategy through 2030 reflects the use of new developments accumulated in the sphere of transport, including new transport means."
For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison.At least 54 people were sent to prison for hate speech last year, most of them for sharing and posting things online, which is almost five times as many as five years ago, according to the Moscow-based Sova group, which studies human rights, nationalism and xenophobia in Russia.The vagueness of the phrasing and the scope of offenses that fall under the extremism clause allow for the prosecution of a wide range of people, from those who set up an extremist cell or display Nazi symbols to anyone who writes something online that could be deemed a danger to the state.He had shared the picture of a toothpaste tube and also an article under the headline "Crimea is Ukraine" by a controversial blogger, who is in jail now, calling for military aggression against Russia.VKontakte founder Pavel Durov sold the site and fled Russia in 2014, claiming that he had come under presser from the security services for VKontakte to disclose personal data of the users of a group linked to a protest movement in Ukraine.Russia faced a surge of racially motivated attacks against Central Asian migrant workers in the 2000s, but the crime rates dropped drastically after dozens of neo-Nazis got lengthy prison sentences for extremism.
View photosMoreA man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture.REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/FilesMOSCOW Reuters - Russia's FSB security service said on Wednesday it had helped arrest members of what it said was an organized criminal group of hackers who stole 1.7 billion roubles $25.42 million from the accounts of Russian financial institutions.The FSB said the arrests had been made in 15 different Russian regions simultaneously and that investigators had opened a criminal case into the defendants whom it accused of being part of an organized criminal group and of using computers to perpetrate fraud.It did not name the banks affected or say how many accounts had been compromised.The investigation was still active, it said.$1 66.8790 roubles