Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

Soviet classic The Irony of Fate is getting a Hollywood remake — The Calvert Journal

The romcom is shifting action from the Soviet suburbs to the United States
— Read on www.calvertjournal.com/articles/show/12693/soviet-classic-irony-of-fate-is-getting-a-hollywood-remake

Yuri Gagarin: Russia, U.S. and China Are in a Deadly New Space Race – Bloomberg

Sixty years after Yuri Gagarin’s orbit of the Earth, the militarization of the cosmos is heating up. A Q&A.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-17/yuri-gagarin-russia-u-s-and-china-are-in-a-deadly-new-space-race

Russia Tells Illegal Migrants from Post-Soviet Countries to Leave By June 15 – The Moscow Times

“These people will be punished by expulsion and closure of borders” if they don’t follow the deadline, Russia’s Deputy Interior Minister said.
— Read on www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/04/16/russia-tells-illegal-migrants-from-post-soviet-countries-to-leave-by-june-15-a73623

Alexei Navalny, desperately ill in jail, is still Putin’s nemesis | The Economist

An open letter demonstrates the international support he enjoys | Europe
— Read on www.economist.com/europe/2021/04/16/alexei-navalny-desperately-ill-in-jail-is-still-putins-nemesis

Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia – The New York Times

Administration officials were determined to draft a response that would impose real costs on Moscow, as many previous rounds of sanctions have been shrugged off.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/us/politics/biden-russia-sanctions.html

Articulated Gun Pods Allowed Soviet Aircraft To Fire Backwards, Downwards, And Even Sideways

The Cold War-era gun pods were a bizarre solution for strafing ground targets, but some linger on today.
— Read on www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40020/articulated-gun-pods-allowed-soviet-aircraft-to-fire-backwards-downwards-and-even-sideways

UAWire – Russian cities prepare for mass burials as Kremlin amasses troops on Ukrainian borders

Regulations “On the organization of urgent burial of bodies in wartime” began appearing on websites in several Russian cities, underscoring the …
— Read on www.uawire.org/russian-cities-prepare-for-mass-burials-as-kremlin-amasses-troops-on-ukrainian-borders