Unidentified individual opens fire in central Moscow, casualties reported, FSB says

An unidentified individual opened fire in downtown Moscow, he has been neutralized, his identity is being established, the Public Relations Center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) told reporters on Thursday. “An unidentified individual opened fire near Bolshaya Lubyanka, 12 Read More …

FSB commandos descend on Islamist cells plotting coup in Russia’s largest cities

The FSB’s elite counter-terrorism teams breached flats across Moscow, Tatarstan and the Tyumen region of Siberia, targeting members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical Islamist organization designated as terrorists in Russia. A video released by the security agency shows heavily armed Read More …

UN strengthens ties with Eurasia regional body to tackle terrorism and crime

The UN chief said these interconnected issues are important to the stability and security of SCO member states “Breaking up trafficking organizations and addressing the criminal use of fixed routes is crucial to countering movements of foreign terrorist fighters and Read More …

Some of Russia’s surveillance tech leaked data for more than a year

A Russian security researcher has found that hardware equipment meant to be used by Russian authorities to intercept internet traffic had been leaving data exposed on the internet. The leaky equipment were SORM devices. These are hardware wiretaps that all Read More …

Radioactive isotopes found following Russia rocket explosion

Radioactive isotopes have been discovered by Russia’s state weather agency following the explosion of a rocket engine. Five nuclear scientists were killed and three others injured in an accident earlier this month during a missile test at a military site in Read More …

Russia ready to start shipping revolutionary Ebola vaccine to DR Congo

A groundbreaking vaccine developed at the Novosibirsk-based VECTOR State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology is likely to be shipped to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where an ongoing Ebola outbreak has already claimed 1,700 lives, VECTOR Director General Read More …