WikiLeaks publishes details on Russian state surveillance of citizens

WikiLeaks has published “Spy files Russia” report disclosing information on the contractors who provide the technical implementation of the Russia’s state surveillance of its citizens. The site contains more than 200 documents dated between 2007 and 2015. The first release is devoted to the St. Petersburg-based company, Peter-Service, which was founded in 1992.

The document states that the infrastructure of the System for Operative Investigative Activities (SORM) is developed by contracting …

Kremlin: Putin does not want to meet with Zakharchenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to meet with the leader of the separatist organization DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, as stated by Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s Press Secretary, RIA Novosti reported. "No," Peskov said when asked about the possibility of Putin's meeting with Zakharchenko.

Previously, reported that Zakharchenko arrived in the Kremlin to attend the anniversary concert of Russian singer Joseph Kobzon.

Earlier, Zakharchenko said that if …

Transnistria asks to join the UN, calls Moldova an aggressor

The Parliament of the unrecognized Transnistria has adopted an appeal to the United Nations asking the United Nations to provide the unrecognized republic with the status of observer state in the organization,  Deschide news agency reports.

The document is addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN President of the General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak. The appeal was written on behalf of the leader of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, and the so-called chairman of the Supreme …

Bomb threats cause evacuations throughout Russia

People have been evacuated from dozens of buildings in several cities in Russia following bomb threat calls.

As reported by the news agencies, the police are examining the shopping and office centers, public offices, railway stations, hotels and educational institutions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tver, Vladikavkaz, Yaroslavl, Tula, Saratov, Smolensk, Vladimir, Kaluga and Kursk.

The anonymous threats have been received by Russian law enforcement agencies since September 10. More than 200 …

Russian authorities in the Crimea announce further personnel reshuffle in cities and regions

The Crimean authorities have assessed the results of the work of the heads of districts and cities, and according to the assessment, have not ruled out further personnel reshuffles, said chairman of the Russian parliament of the peninsula, Vladimir Konstantinov at a press briefing .

"It has been three and a half years; enough time. And we, as a mature political organization, realize that during this period if the leaders do not show effective work, then there is very little chance that this …