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Vladimir Putin takes coronavirus precautions as Moscow unveils tracking app

Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to protect himself against coronavirus, the Kremlin has said, as Moscow authorities launched a smartphone app to track people...

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Russia to use mobile phones to track people at risk of coronavirus

Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin on Monday gave the authorities five days to develop a system to track people who have come into contact with anyone with coronavirus by using mobile ph...

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Top banker calls for Russia to legalise online alcohol sales to help those self-isolating amid coronavirus

One of Russia’s top bankers wants online alcohol sales legalised to help people who are self-isolating because of the coronavirus. 

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Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Dems’ Emails

Reuters are reporting that US President Donald J Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication...

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Russia’s FAS launches investigation into Booking.com

Russia’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service has opened an investigation into the popular hotel reservation website Booking.com, the regulator said on the 30th December.

Platform News: Twitch app

Russia says Amazon’s Twitch has deleted illegal content

According to a number of Russian news agencies, the country no longer plans to block the Twitch platform over allegations of illegal streaming of popular English Premier League foo...

Platform News: Twitch app

Russia blocks Premier League broadcasts by Amazon’s Twitch

MOSCOW – A court in Russia has blocked access to English Premier League game broadcasts by Amazon’s Twitch after Russia’s Rambler Media Group said it would sue th...

FBI

FBI says Russian FaceApp is ‘potential counterintelligence threat’

SAN FRANCISCO – The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers any mobile app developed in Russia to be a “potential counterintelligence threat,” it said on Monday...

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Russia’s Sberbank, Mail.Ru to invest $1 billion in online food, taxi venture

MOSCOW – Russian internet company Mail.Ru and state lender Sberbank have finalised the terms of a joint food and taxi platform and plan to invest 64.6 billion roubles ($1 bil...

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