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03/01/2018 03:35Stop Blaming Russian Bots For Everything    ( BuzzFeed News )
And when, after the election, Columbia Tow Center for Digital Journalism professor and researcher Jonathan Albright set out to find the most influential political bot account, he didn't end up in Saint Petersburg, but Chicago. “I ended up proving that the most influential account through the last week of the ...
02/28/2018 22:30Anders Aslund: Russia is going rogue; the US must contain it    ( Kyiv Post )
The U.S. indictment of the Internet Research Agency, or troll factory, in St. Petersburg on Feb. 16 has taken U.S.-Russian relations to a new nadir. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses the troll factory of a “conspiracy†that “had as its object impairing, obstructing and defeating the lawful ...
02/28/2018 20:30Online diversions for a cold winter day in Peterborough    ( Peterborough Examiner )
I re-visited the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but this time without the throngs of people. In 1998, Jason Kottke began a blog (https://kottke.org) wherein he wrote his ideas, opinions, and insights on just about everything. It is now one of the oldest blogs on the internet and the number of entries ...
02/28/2018 20:30Kolonitsky lectures on Russian cultural memory, academic scholarship in the Revolution of 1917    ( The Daily Princetonian )
“Sometimes rumors are more telling than the accepted reality,” said Boris Kolonitsky, professor of history at the European University at St. Petersburg, in a lecture on his personal understanding of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Kolonitsky's own history is closely tied to the Russian Revolution.
02/28/2018 20:30Russia is going rogue; the US must contain it    ( The Hill )
The U.S. indictment of the Internet Research Agency, or troll factory, in St. Petersburg on Feb. 16 has taken U.S.-Russian relations to a new nadir. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses the troll factory of a “conspiracy” that “had as its object impairing, obstructing and defeating the lawful governmental ...
02/28/2018 02:15Meddling goes on in higher education    ( The Edwardsville Intelligencer )
These agents, who worked from an office in St. Petersburg, Russia, stole the identities of American citizens, posed as political activists, and stirred debate on politically sensitive issues such as immigration, religion, and race, all in an attempt to favor the Trump campaign. Further, the Russians were in ...
02/26/2018 21:35The Russian anti-anxiety drug linked to Gold Coast teens' overdoses    ( Medical Xpress )
Phenibut was initially developed in the 1960s in Russia as an anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) drug with cognitive enhancing properties. ... in the 1960s by Vsevolod Vasilievich Perekalin and his associates at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Herzen Pedagogical Institute in St Petersburg, Russia.
02/26/2018 16:25Weekly Dose: phenibut – the Russian anti-anxiety drug linked to Gold Coast teens' overdoses    ( The Conversation AU )
Phenibut was first synthesised in Russia in the 1960s by Vsevolod Vasilievich Perekalin and his associates at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Herzen Pedagogical Institute in St Petersburg, Russia. In initial publications, phenibut was known as phenigamma. The drug used to be included in ...
02/26/2018 00:15Despite Mueller indictments, many Republicans doubt Russian meddling happened    ( Newburgh Gazette )
In a stunning indictment announced Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller laid out in painstaking detail how a group of paid internet trolls based in St. Petersburg, Russia, worked diligently to "sow discord in the US political system". But neither likely happened. But there are plenty of good reasons that ...
02/26/2018 00:15A Former Manager At The Russian "Troll Factory" Is Now Living In The US, Report Says    ( BuzzFeed News )
This building in St. Petersburg housed the Internet Research Agency. ... Agata Burdonova, 31, was an English-language specialist who worked as a manager at the IRA, according to TV Rain, an independent Russian news agency that has broken a number of stories about the Internet Research Agency.
02/26/2018 00:15Prepare Yourselves Ballet Fanatics, 'Imperial Russian Ballet' Will Be Performing Swan Lake in ...    ( Al-Bawaba )
From March 7 till the 9, 45 young dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia will be joined by two ballet stars from the Mikhaylovsky theatre in St. Petersburg: Anton Ploom in the role of Prince Siegfried and Anastasia Lomachenkova as Odette/Odile.
02/25/2018 15:20Interference in Russo-American Relations and the Indictment of Internet Research Agency LLC    ( THISDAY Newspapers )
On Friday, 16th February, 2018, the Deputy Attorney-General, Rod Rosenstein, announced the indictment of the Internet Research Agency LLC, a Russian agency based in Saint Petersburg, and thirteen other Russian Nationals. As noted by Rosenstein, the accused Russians 'set up a virtual private ...
02/24/2018 16:15Norwegian mixed doubles curling team to receive bronze medal stripped from OAR at ...    ( Insidethegames.biz )
It is widely believed that the Russian athlete's case was dropped as part of a deal for Russia to march under their own flag at the Closing Ceremony. Krushelnitckii, a 25-year-old from Saint Petersburg, has claimed he tested positive for meldonium after his drink was spiked during a training camp in ...
02/24/2018 10:05What Rick Gates' plea deal means for the Russia probe    ( PBS NewsHour )
Mueller did secure an indictment related to Russia's interference last Friday against a Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency, based in St. Petersburg. And he secured two other guilty pleas in the past week, including one from an attorney, Alex van der Zwaan, who admitted to lying to ...
02/23/2018 04:55Unwitting Russia victim badgered by CNN: To what end?    ( Salon )
The media's unrelenting zeal to find Trump supporters who unwittingly engaged with Russian bots means that badgering older women in front of ... According to the recent indictment of 13 Russian nationals associated with a troll farm based in St. Petersburg called the Internet Research Agency, that ...
02/23/2018 04:00A Colossal Compendium of Brutalist Architecture Argues for Saving 'Concrete Monsters'    ( Hyperallergic )
Avraham Yasky, Yaakov Gil, Ada Karmi-Melamed, Bracha and Michael Hayutin, Nadler Nadler Bixon Gil, Amnon Niv and Rafi Reifer, Ram Karmi, Chaim Ketzef, and Ben Peleg, Ben Gurion University Campus, Be'er Sheva, Israel (1968–95) (photograph by Gili Merin, 2017) O. Gurevich and V. Zhukov, ...
02/21/2018 23:55Dramatic storyline revealed in federal indictment of Russians    ( North State Journal )
Raleigh – For those who haven't had a chance to comb through last week's indictment of 13 Russians released by the U.S. Department of Justice last week, the details are still emerging. The accused are alleged to have led a St. Petersburg, Russia-based internet research agency, referred to throughout ...
02/21/2018 23:55Will Mueller Indict Russians Over the DNC Hacking Next?    ( The Nation. )
Second, Mueller's sweeping indictment last week of Russians involved in a pro-Trump social-media offensive generated by worker bees at the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg reveals that Mueller can build his criminal charges based on what we must assume is secret intelligence from ...
02/21/2018 23:10CNN Reporter Confronts Trump Supporter in Her Yard for Unwittingly Promoting Russian Troll Event    ( Washington Free Beacon )
Griffin asked Goldfarb if she knew the Russians were involved, but Goldfarb said they "weren't involved with us." CNN's Twitter video labeled her as having "unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event." The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Kremlin-linked troll group in St. Petersburg, Russia, ...
02/21/2018 08:50The unwitting: The Trump supporters used by Russia    ( CNNMoney )
The stunt was part of an elaborate scheme run by the Internet Research Agency, a troll group in St Petersburg, Russia with links to the Kremlin, that was designed to undermine the American political system, according to a new federal indictment. The agency and thirteen Russian nationals associated ...

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