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Russia's Building A (Slow) Computer Chip Of Its Very Own

While Russia might have fleets of tanks and fighter jets to call its own, there’s one important product it still relies on the western world for: computer chips. But thanks to the launch of the Elbrus-4C, the 2006 Intel Pentium chip finally has a competitor.


A Vladimir Putin Speech Without The Speech And Just Sounds Is So Great

Video: Musicless music videos are always fun to watch, so it’s no surprise that speechless speeches are just as great. In fact, they might be even funnier since heads of state are the people that they’re making fun of. Watch this speechless rendition of Putin done up with perfect sound effects for a few giggles.


An Ageing Cold War Policy May Make It Easier To Hack Nuclear Warheads 

Floppy disks. Cheating schemes. Drunken bar antics. The security of America’s nuclear arms is… less than perfect. And now, more critics are questioning the outdated policies that regulate them.


The Russian Spacecraft Falling To Earth Poses No Danger

A Russian spacecraft is spinning uncontrollably around Earth after it broke down travelling to the International Space Station with food and fuel supplies. The vessel, Progress M-27M, will burn up when re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere in a week or two, although there is a small chance that parts of it could crash down on the planet. The risk to us humans is minute — we have survived far greater objects falling back towards Earth before.


How The New Cold War Is Improving Your Navigation

Ever contemplated going to war with America but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data on your phone and in your car.


Watching This Stunning Kinetic Chandelier Move Is Like Seeing Magic

This is so cool. The Lenningrad Center in St Petersburg has this awesome kinetic chandelier hanging from its ceiling that can move and change the colour of its 1089 lights to basically bend the concept of reality. It’s so fun to watch the lights work in concert to create mesmerising patterns.


Russia Is Outlawing Celebrity Memes

Russia likes outlawing things. Last year, they got rid of cussing in all forms of media, and even did away with any film that “threatened national unity”. With such unchecked restrictions on freedom of expression, it was only a matter of time before they came for our memes.


Cool Drone Footage Of Russia's Air Force Museum Is Heaven For Planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia’s Central Air Force Museum, just outside of Moscow. They’re advanced killing machines, and yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It’s as if we’ve stumbled upon a paradise for planes.


Russian Oligarch: Let's Build A Superhighway From Russia To The US

Route 66. The Autobahn. The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development? The head of Russia’s railway system has proposed a superhighway through Siberia across the Bering Strait that would link Europe with the United States through Russia.


Things Are Not Going Well At Russia's New Spaceport

“I will not allow sabotage, I’ll simply rip heads off” is never something you want your boss to say. Russia is in the process of building its first new cosmodrome — or rocket launch site — since the fall of the USSR. And it’s a mess.


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