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Here's An Early Look At Russia's New Manned Spacecraft

While NASA and its commercial partners try hard to develop several new American spacecraft in order to get American astronauts into Earth’s orbit and beyond, Russia is working on its own new craft too.


The Dumbest Pro-Russia Hoax On The Internet

David L. Stern is a freelance writer based in Kiev, Ukraine. He’s also, if you believe several Russian media outlets, a covert CIA agent who helped orchestrate a conspiracy to shoot down an aeroplane and blame Russia. What a busy fellow!


Russia Wants People To Road Trip From New York To London (via Moscow)

Between the western shores of Alaska and the northeastern tip of Russia, the Bering Strait is so narrow that you could drive across it in an hour, if only there were a tunnel beneath the sea. And Russian Railways wants to build one, as part of a massive road and rail project that would stretch from New York to London by way of Canada, Alaska, Russia, and continental Europe.


Russia Ponders Banning Same-Sex Emoji

Not content with simply beating the shit out of LGBT people, Russia is now reportedly thinking of banning “gay emoji“, a move that I’m sure will prove instrumental in removing all gay propaganda from technology and the internet.


Check Out Russia's New Spaceport As It's Being Built

Preparing to abandon Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is knee deep in building their new spaceport, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome (Easter Spaceport) in the Russian Far East.


2015 Ural Sidecar Review: WWII Soviet Tech On (And Off) The Road Today

A Ural sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union, and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of enemy bombers’ range during the war, way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today.


Russia Is Banning The Internet Archive And Blaming It On Terrorism

Russian internet users can no longer time warp through internet history. This week, the Russian government blocked the Internet Archive domain — which makes the nonprofit’s popular and useful time-warping tool, the Wayback Machine, off limits.


Russian Official Wants To Investigate Apollo Missions

Calling for ‘international investigations’ into the ‘murky’ details surrounding the Apollo Moon missions is normally the preserve of 4chan and tinfoil hat-wearers. But now, you can add Russian Investigative Commission spokesperson Vladimir Markin to that illustrious list.


Russia's Testing A 'Microwave Gun' That Will De-Arm Drones At 10km

A state-owned Russian engineering company has developed, and is now testing, a new kind of super-high-frequency gun that is said to be capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles from 10km away.


The Professional Hoax Trolls Of St Petersburg 

The stereotypical internet troll is sitting at home bored, primarily interested in shit-disturbing for chaos’ sake. But in Russia, trolling has been professionalised, with troll workers paid for full-time stints perpetuating hoaxes and trash-talking online.


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