Tag Archives: Russian

US, European allies discuss banning imports of Russian oil

The United States and European allies are exploring banning imports of Russian oil, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday, and the White House coordinated with key Congressional committees moving forward with their own ban. Europe relies on Russia for crude oil and natural gas but has become more open to the idea of banning Russian products in ... Read More »

Lada Niva review: utilitarian Russian off-roader driven

Lada Niva design The Lada Niva was first introduced in 1977, and you can tell it hasn’t changed much since then. That said, the protruding bumpers look, boxy silhouette and round headlights give the Niva a utilitarian charm. Lada Niva interior Step inside, and the Lada Niva transports you back to a simpler time. Gone are the big infotainment screens ... Read More »

Google Fined $6.8 Million by Russian Antitrust Regulator Over Android

Russia’s anti-trust authority on Thursday fined Google RUB 438 million ($6.8 million or roughly Rs. 45 crores) after finding it guilty of abusing its dominant market position by forcing smartphone makers to install its search engine on Androids. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in September last year deemed Google in breach of a law on “protecting competition” after an investigation ... Read More »

Russian hi-Tech undercover agent gadgets beneath attack Over privacy Fears

New Russian technology, along with telephone call interception and a facial recognition app, have stirred a fierce debate about privacy and records monitoring. Infowatch, a Moscow-based totally IT security corporation managed by businesswoman Natalya Kasperskaya, determined itself in hot water closing month after it found out it had invented a machine that corporations can use to intercept personnel’ cell telephone ... Read More »

Russian Court Turns Down Google Appeal in Anti-Monopoly Case

The Moscow Arbitration court on Monday rejected an appeal from Google and upheld a ruling that the US firm broke anti-monopoly laws by abusing its dominant position with its Android mobile platform, Russia’s competition watchdog said. FAS, the watchdog, ruled last September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on Android, ... Read More »

Russian Billionaire Makes $200 Million Investment in Uber

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,361 crores) investment in US ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc. It did not specify when it bought the shares or what stake it had acquired in the firm, which has previously raised more than $5 billion (roughly Rs. 34,039 crores) in ... Read More »