Russian filmmaker plays catch-up on the 1986 Chornobyl disaster

Russian filmmaker plays catch-up on the 1986 Chornobyl disaster

When one of Russia’s most successful filmmakers watched HBO’s acclaimed miniseries on Chornobyl, he says his heart initially sank. With his own production well underway but still more than a year and a half from release, Alexander Rodnyansky had been beaten to the punch. “We got very disappointed, of course, because we wanted to tell our own story,” said Rodnyansky. […]

Olympic, world medallists among 5 Russian weightlifters facing new doping charges

Olympic, world medallists among 5 Russian weightlifters facing new doping charges

Five Russian weightlifters, all of them world or European championship medallists, face doping charges which could herald a new wave of cases across a range of sports. The International Weightlifting Federation said Tuesday that evidence against the five lifters, including Olympic bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov, comes from new investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency into […]

Data sheds light on how Russian Twitter trolls targeted Canadians

Data sheds light on how Russian Twitter trolls targeted Canadians

In the fall of 2017, when Americans were debating if athletes should kneel during the U.S. national anthem as a form of protest, Russian trolls on Twitter tried to inject the controversy into Canada. “The Canadian Football League is Protesting THEIR OWN National Anthem!” tweeted the account @chirrismogui. “Canadian NHL Player CONSIDERING ‘Taking a Knee’ […]

Twitter finds 1,062 more accounts linked to Russian agency accused of meddling in U.S. election

Twitter finds 1,062 more accounts linked to Russian agency accused of meddling in U.S. election

By Selina WangBloomberg Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 Twitter Inc. said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The social media company said it’s emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the U.S. who followed one of these accounts or retweeted […]

‘That country should be banned’: Canadian athletes still angry about Russian doping

‘That country should be banned’: Canadian athletes still angry about Russian doping

When Canadian Olympian Jesse Lumsden watched a newly released documentary that explores the recent Russian doping scandal, he became irate all over again. “I couldn’t sleep. It made me sick to my stomach,” the bobsledder says. Filmmaker Bryan Fogel’s Icarus revisits Russia’s state-sponsored doping program, brought to light more than a year ago when an investigation led […]