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'Russia's Dior' Slava Zaitsev on his Mass Market Ambitions

MOSCOW, Russia — At 78, fashion designer Slava Zaitsev may look frail and complain that he has left his cane at home but he still makes two new collections every year, one of which premieres Thursday at Russian Fashion Week. The son of a laundress, Zaitsev grew up in a communal apartment in the Soviet Union, where fashion was officially outlawed. “It was a bourgeois …

The man who made Russian fashion cool

If Moscow, with its punk and skater subcultures, is the next fashion destination, then Gosha Rubchinskiy is its poster boy. The Russian designer is not a household name, but that’s hardly surprising. His clothes are tricky, esoteric even: gently oversized utility jackets, high-waist jeans tied with shoelaces; T-shirts emblazoned with the hammer and sickle. Along with Georgian/Parisian label Vetements, he is the hottest designer in …

Russia abruptly halts nuclear and energy-related research pact with U.S.

Welp, this does not sound good. Cooperation between the United States and Russia hit a serious new snag today when the government of Donald Trump’s personal hero Vladimir Putin put the brakes on an agreement with the United States in nuclear energy. On Wednesday, Russian officials announced suspension of a nuclear research agreement, and the termination of a another agreement on uranium conversion. …

Top Russian anti-corruption official had $120M in cash in his apartment

Dmitry Zakharchenko, the deputy head of the Energy Industry Department of the General Administration of Economic Security and Combating the Corruption, also had €2m in cash. Zakharchenko won’t say where the money came from, but swears he’s done nothing wrong. Russia is clearly trailing China in the corruption wars. In China, raids on anti-corruption officials yield so much cash that it burns …

White House orders Russia hack investigation, Congress wants to know if Trump is involved

Anonymous U.S. intelligence sources cited by NBC News say the White House has ordered a special intelligence task force to look into Russia’s recent hacks of various Democratic political organizations. “The classified national study is being conducted by the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee, a Cold War-era organization that is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence,” the officials told …

Unsuccessful hack targeted New York Times in Moscow, FBI blames Russia

U.S. officials are investigating online security attacks that targeted reporters at The New York Times in Moscow. A U.S. official said Tuesday that the Times was among various U.S. news organizations targeted. CNN was first to report the story, and the Times has since confirmed and corrected some details. “We are constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools,” said …

Russian court rejects Google’s latest Android antitrust appeal

Google has had another appeal against Android antitrust charges turned down by a Russian court, according to local news agency Interfax (via Reuters). At issue is how the company requires handset makers using its Android OS to also pre-load Google apps and services onto devices in order to get access to the Play app store — which Russian search rival Yandex had argued is a breach of local competition rules. Earlier …

Was NSA Hacked? Leak from 'Shadow Brokers' suggests so, Russian intelligence suspected

GARY CAMERON/REUTERS As our Cory Doctorow reported previously, a previously unheard of hacker group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers announced this week it had stolen a trove of ready-to-use cyber weapons from The Equation Group (previously), an advanced cyberweapons dealer believed to be operating on behalf of, or within, the NSA. The Shadow Brokers are auctioning the weaponized malware off to the …

Dear Mr. Putin, Please Help Save My Beloved BlackBerry

Kristin van Ogtrop was named Managing Editor of Real Simple magazine in 2003.Perhaps it’s too much to ask, but I’m hoping that somehow, some way, the Russians can save my BlackBerry.I’ve been trying to follow this summer’s email-hacking stories, which seem to have as many twists as Debbie Wasserman … Continue reading Source link

Siberian heat wave unleashes deadly 'zombie anthrax' outbreak

A family in the hospital with anthrax in Russia, 2016. Image: Channel 1 At least 90 people have been hospitalized from an anthrax outbreak in Russia, including 50 children. Eight are confirmed as infected with anthrax. Doctors believe at least 6 patients have the more virulent intestinal form of the disease, which killed one boy, age 12. Authorities say it’s the first fatal anthrax …