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03/22/2018 18:10Key figures in Cambridge Analytica scandal    ( Phys.Org )
... in Moldova and raised in Russia, before emigrating to the United States at the age of seven, Kogan studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained his doctorate at the University of Hong Kong. He is a lecturer at Cambridge's Department of Psychology, and has worked with St Petersburg ...
03/22/2018 02:05Freshman looks to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics    ( The Collegian )
The 18-year-old boxer has traveled around the world to destinations such as Saint Petersburg, Russia, winning gold medals, all while balancing life as a student. “It's pretty difficult because I was in high school last year; it was pretty different than college,” Castro said. “But at the same time, [in] college ...
03/22/2018 01:10Cambridge Analytica's Psy-Ops Warriors    ( RollingStone.com )
In February, Robert Mueller, the Russiagate special counsel who's investigating possible collusion between Trump and Russia, indicted 13 Russians and the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency over that illegal effort. (On February 16, Rolling Stone reported on the indictment of the Russians ...
03/21/2018 17:00Photonic Hook Could Enable Optical Manipulation of Nanoparticles    ( Photonics.com )
Mar 2018 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, March 20, 2018 — A curved photonic nanojet, called a photonic hook, was created using an asymmetric cuboid, formed by appending a triangular prism to one side of a cube. Using numerical methods, scientists showed that the trajectory of a probe nanoparticle in ...
03/21/2018 07:00Varian-Equipped St. Petersburg Proton Therapy Center Completes First Patient Treatment    ( Markets Insider )
The patient was treated for a brain tumor at Russia's first dedicated proton therapy treatment center. The two-treatment room PTC St. Petersburg Center of Nuclear Medicine of the Sergey Berezin Medical Institute offers image-guided intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) with a ProBeam system.
03/20/2018 13:05Ukraine: Send British diplomats expelled by Russia to Kiev    ( POLITICO.eu )
It also ordered the closure of the U.K. consulate in St. Petersburg and the Moscow office of the British Council, which promotes educational and cultural exchanges. With the diplomatic standoff showing no sign of easing up, Ukraine's foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, on Monday suggested another way for ...
03/19/2018 05:10Salisbury spy attack: UK lab could be responsible, Russian ambassador suggests    ( iNews )
... Sergei Lavrov, centre, and Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov after a Russia-EU summit in Strelna, outside Saint-Petersburg in 2012. ... Russia's ambassador to the European Union has suggested the UK's Porton Down research laboratory may be the source of the nerve agent used in ...
03/18/2018 17:00British Council shutdown in Russia will not affect other educational programs - minister    ( TASS )
Earlier on Saturday, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that 23 British diplomats have been declared personae non gratae and will be expelled within a week. Moreover, the ministry stated that Moscow will withdraw permission to open the British Consulate General in St. Petersburg and close ...
03/18/2018 07:15May Deciding Next Steps After Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats    ( Voice of America )
Russia has also decided to stop the activities of the British Council in Russia. The Council is Britain's international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Russia has also withdraw permission for Britain to open a consulate in Saint Petersburg. Earlier this week. Russian Foreign ...
03/18/2018 05:05Russia retaliates against the UK over ongoing spy poisoning fight    ( Vox )
Russia also revoked permission for the UK to open a general consulate in St. Petersburg, and the British Council, a cultural and educational organization, has been ordered to stop its activities in the country. Russian officials also warned that if Britain takes “further unfriendly actions” against Russia, “The ...
03/18/2018 05:05Russia boots 23 UK diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat    ( Washington Post )
It also said in a statement that it is ordering the closure of the British Council, a government-backed organization for cultural and scientific cooperation, and that it is ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St. Petersburg. The announcement followed on the heels of Britain's order this week ...
03/17/2018 16:10Russia to expel 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning standoff    ( euronews )
Russia said it would also withdraw permission for Britain to open a general consulate in St Petersburg and would close the British Council, an international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, in Russia. The British Ambassador Laurie Bristow was summoned to the Russian ...
03/17/2018 13:05Fiction Chronicle: Life Will Deceive You Later    ( Wall Street Journal )
Tatyana Tolstaya opens her story collection “Aetherial Worlds” (Knopf, 241 pages, $25.95) by addressing the elephant in the room, the question of her loaded last name: “My grandfather Aleksey Tolstoy, a famous Russian writer, attended the Saint Petersburg Technological Institute in his youth, starting ...
03/17/2018 05:25White House is sanctioning Russians for 2016 election interference and other cyber attacks    ( Janesville Gazette )
Trump has not criticized Russia for its election meddling, which included spreading fake news stories and hacking the Democratic National Committee and ... individuals sanctioned was Yevgeniy Prigozhin, founder of the Internet Research Agency, the sanctioned entity based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
03/16/2018 18:35Meet the activist who uncovered the Russian troll factory named in Mueller probe    ( Minnesota Public Radio News )
Internet activist Lyudmila Savchuk spent two months working in a "troll factory" in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was tasked with writing posts that would inflame anti-American sentiment among Russians. Others at the factory would write negative posts about American politicians, the war in Ukraine and ...
03/16/2018 07:20Trump administration sanctions Russia for 2016 election interference, other cyber attacks    ( ABC News )
The building known as the "troll factory" or the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia, is pictured in this April 19, 2015 file photo.more + ... The Trump administration is hitting five Russian entities and 19 Russian citizens with sanctions for cyber activity, including their interference in the 2016 ...
03/14/2018 20:05Three-fingered mummies found in Peru are not human says scientist and may be aliens    ( Herald Sun )
Professor Konstantin Korotkov says three-fingered mummies found in Peru are not human. Picture: YouTube. In a short documentary on the bizarre find, Dr Konstantin Korotkov, a professor at Saint Petersburg University, claimed these features are not a deformity — claiming they are “another creature, ...
03/14/2018 18:10How The Kremlin Silences Youth Protests Ahead Of Elections    ( Worldcrunch )
Navalny supporters are being pressured at other universities, as well. Those who openly sympathize with him have been threatened with dismissal, while a medical academy in St. Petersburg has called on its students to avoid taking part in any of Navalny's actions. The Ministry of Education and Science ...
03/14/2018 13:05Hungary Keeps Central European University on Ice    ( Transitions Online )
In the run-up to the elections, Fidesz relaunched its scapegoat attacks on CEU's founder, Hungarian-American financier George Soros, accusing him, among ... Last year, a Russian university of similar liberal orientation as CEU, the European University at Saint Petersburg, lost its educational license.
03/14/2018 07:05Fuel hysteria, sow discord, spread confusion. Detailed account on manipulation attempts before ...    ( StopFake.org )
The report covers solely the actions conducted by the St Petersburg “troll factory”, officially called the Internet Research Agency and known by many other names too, starting with “Olgino trolls” (based on the first location of the agency in this St Petersburg district). Later it moved to Savushkina street and, ...

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