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Countries in and around the Middle East are adding coal-fired power plants

May 15, 2018

Planned coal-fired capacity additions from a number of countries in and around the Middle East will add 41…
Russia and China Are Working on Space and Counterspace Weapons

February 21, 2018

Every year, the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) releases its Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. This…
Russia exports most of its crude oil production, mainly to Europe

November 16, 2017

Russia exported more than 5.2 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil and condensate and more than…
Russian CCTV System Recognizes Faces

October 9, 2017

Russian government decided to cover Moscow with 170,000 surveillance cameras, with access to 95% of the city’s apartment…
Low oil prices have affected Russian petroleum companies and government revenues

October 24, 2016

Russian federal revenue from oil and natural gas production has declined significantly in response to low oil prices.…
Plumbing the depths of Russia’s oil industry: Q&A with anthropologist Douglas Rogers

November 13, 2015

Russia has been a major force in the world’s oil market since the Soviet era. Last year, it…
Russia is world’s largest producer of crude oil and lease condensate

August 7, 2015

Russia is the world’s largest producer of crude oil (including lease condensate) and the second-largest producer of dry…
Did You Know Soviet Cosmonauts Carried a Bear-Killing Shotgun into Space?

February 9, 2015

Anything can happen during a launch or landing of a crewed spacecraft, and just in case the crew…
Russia tests a new-generation launch vehicle Angara-5

January 5, 2015

On Dec. 23, 2014, Russian space agency Roskosmos announced the test of a new-generation launch vehicle Angara-5. The launch…
2015 Expected to be a Record-Breaking Year for Soyuz-2 Workhorse

January 2, 2015

2014 was a banner year the Russian Space Agency, with a record-setting fourteen launches of the next generation…
Motorcycle Helmet With Built-In voice control and GPS Navigation

December 29, 2014

Russion startup LiveMap created motorcycle helmet with built-in navigation and voice controlled interface. The team worked out a: clearly…
Russia is set to ban online services that don’t store personal information in Russia

September 27, 2014

In July, the Russia’s parliament passed the bill demanding that Internet sites store personal data of Russian citizens inside…
Russia Plans To Spend $8B On Space Station Through 2025: Report

September 25, 2014

Amid tensions surrounding international space collaboration, Russia is planning to spend $8 billion (321 billion rubles) on the…
Russia looks beyond West Siberia for future oil and natural gas growth

September 22, 2014

Russia was the world’s largest producer of crude oil (including lease condensate) and the world’s second-largest producer of…
Russia-China deal will supply Siberian natural gas to China’s northern, eastern provinces

August 21, 2014

China’s natural gas demand has been growing as the government seeks to move away from coal in favor…
Scripps Scientists Discover Evidence of Super-fast Deep Earthquake

July 11, 2014

As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet’s surface—and the mechanisms that…
Sociologists explain success of communist revolutions

June 23, 2014

Communist upheavals in Russia and China were enormously important historical events. But why were they successful? Scientists Pavel…
Russian Proton Rocket Fails After Launch, Destroys Satellite

May 19, 2014

About nine minutes after launching towards space, a Russian Proton rocket reportedly crashed Friday (May 16), destroying an…
Moscow Delivers Double Whammy to US Space Efforts – Bans Rockets Engines for Military Use, Won’t Prolong ISS Work

May 14, 2014

Moscow delivered a double whammy of bad news to US space programs today by banning the use of Russian…
NASA Severs Most Ties With Russia, Sparing Station But Pushing For U.S. Launches Again

April 3, 2014

NASA plans to cease most work with the Russian Federal Space Agency amid growing tensions concerning the Ukrainian…
ISS, NASA and US National Security dependent on Russian & Ukrainian Rocketry Amidst Crimean Crisis

March 6, 2014

Virtually every aspect of the manned and unmanned US space program – including NASA, other government agencies, private…
Russian space-based radio telescope Spektr-R hits the Guinness World Records

February 17, 2014

Spektr-R space-based radio telescope has been recently included in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest radio telescope…
Russian Helicopters shows new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Asia Pacific Region’s commercial operators

February 14, 2014

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has demonstrated the new Ka-62 multirole helicopter to commercial…
Cold case: A linguistic mystery yields clues in Russian

February 7, 2014

When it comes to numbers, Russian grammar has a bewildering thicket of rules. A singular noun such as…
Environment loses out in Russia’s race to Sochi

February 4, 2014

Stumps of the trees that were cut down in the Sochi National Park to make way for the…
Russian men, their vodka and early deaths

January 31, 2014

Vodka is the main cause of the high and sharply fluctuating death rates in Russia, a large new…
Olympic costs always overrun, but nobody really cares

January 29, 2014

As we inch towards the start of the winter Olympics in Sochi, Putin’s government would be happy that…
Tunguska meteorite, 1908: could its origins be Mars-related?

January 27, 2014

Last week a team of Russian scientists published a new paper titled “Tunguska cosmic body of 1908: is…
Two Workers Killed at Russian Launch Facility

November 13, 2013

Reports coming out of Russia say that two people were killed at the Plesetsk space launch facility last…
Russia launches Proton rocket with military satellite

November 12, 2013

This file photo shows a Proton-M rocket, seen being rised to the launch pad at the Russian leased…
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