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Alexander Marrow

Veon launches digital ID authentication to rival Big Tech

Dec 07 2021

MOSCOW Telecoms operator VEON on Tuesday launched a digital ID authentication system that Chief Executive Kaan Terzioglu said could rival those used by U.S. technology giants in simplifying mobile logins without sacrificing privacy.

Rouble strengthens as Biden-Putin talks begin amid Russia sanctions threat

Dec 07 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) -The rouble strengthened on Tuesday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden began a much-anticipated video call, with the threat of new sanctions against Moscow lingering over the talks.

Russia fines Google over content, bigger penalty looms

Dec 07 2021

MOSCOW Russia fined Alphabet's Google 9 million roubles ($121,000), a Moscow court said on Tuesday, in the latest in a string of penalties against the technology giant for failing to delete content the government deems illegal.

Apple starts legal action against Russian regulator in App Store dispute -RIA

Dec 06 2021

MOSCOW Apple has started legal proceedings against Russia's anti-monopoly regulator in a dispute concerning alternative payment options on its App Store platform, the RIA news agency reported on Sunday citing court filings.

Russia files court cases for fines on annual turnover of Google, Meta

Dec 03 2021

MOSCOW Russia's state communications regulator Roskomnadzor has filed cases against U.S. tech firms Google and Meta that could see fines imposed on their annual turnover in Russia, a Moscow court said on Friday.

CEO of Russia's VK resigns as state assumes control of internet firm

Dec 03 2021

MOSCOW, Dec 3 Boris Dobrodeev on Friday said he was stepping down as CEO of Russian internet company VK , amid a significant overhaul of the firm's shareholder structure that has seen state-owned entities assume control.

Death toll in Russian mine tragedy jumps past 50

Nov 26 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) -A gas leak in a Siberian coal mine killed at least 52 people on Thursday, Russian news agencies said, including six rescuers who were sent down to try to bring out dozens of men in what was one of Russia's worst mining disasters since Soviet times. | Video

Russia investigates complaint against Netflix over LGBT content

Nov 26 2021

(Refiles Nov. 25 story to clarify complaint process in lead/headline)

In Russia-Ukraine faceoff, both sides stage combat drills

Nov 25 2021

(This Nov.24 story corrects Estonian Prime Minister title in paragraph 6)

Nokia to team up with YADRO to build 4G, 5G base stations in Russia

Nov 24 2021

MOSCOW Nokia and Russia's YADRO plan to set up a joint venture to build 4G and 5G telecom base stations in Russia, the two equipment makers said on Wednesday, as a deadline for building networks using only Russian equipment approaches.

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