Tag Archives: RUSSIA

CID BUSTED RUSSIAN VICE RING OFFERING “HIGH CLASS” ESCORT & SEXUAL SERVICES

Police busted a Russian vice ring yesterday and arrested 4 women suspected of carrying out related activities. The raids were conducted on Raffles Boulevard, Tanjong Katong and Cairnhill Rd. 3 of the women who were arrested are from Russia while one is from Uzbekistan. They are on valid work passes and probably made use of their stay here to carry out vice activities. The police uncovered advertisements of sexual services on more than 13 online platforms. Customers can even hire their "high class" escort service at $500 an hour or book the girls via their mobile phones or email addresses. One of the suspects will be charged this weekend under the Women's Charter for living on money earned through prostitution. The others are still undergoing investigations. So much for "high class".

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WOMAN CRITICALLY WOUNDED AFTER GETTING SHOT IN THE HEAD WHILE TAKING SELFIE

21 year-old Veronika from Moscow wanted to take the ultimate selfie, so she borrowed a guard's 9-millimeter non-lethal pistol and tried to take a selfie with the gun pointed against her temple. As she was attempting to take the picture, she accidentally pressed the trigger, and the shot missed her but ricocheted off the wall and hit her in the head. She is now in the hospital, critically wounded in the hospital, where doctors are fighting to save her life.

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THE CURSE OF LEE KUAN YEW

Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday at 91, was in his final years more than a man: He was a myth, a global idea—an intellectual cult built around the idea that not all autocrats are bad; they can be enlightened philosopher-kings too, leading their countries to prosperity and power without the hassle of liberal democracy.

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WORLD TOURISM COUNCIL: S’PORE SHOULD RELAX VISA REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW MORE PRC TOURISTS IN

The tourism industry has been hit in recent months following events such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but Singapore could attract up to half a million more visitors in two years’ time if it improves its visa procedures, said a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and World Tourism Organization. Key markets that require a visa for Singapore include China, India and Russia. Visa facilitation could result in about 358,000 to 504,000 more visitors in 2016 than under current policies and an additional S$768 million to S$1.08 billion in tourism receipts, estimated the report, The Impact of Visa Facilitation in ASEAN Member States, published earlier this year.

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ADVERT OF WOMAN’S BREAST CAUSES 500 CAR CRASHES IN 24 HOURS

An advertisement showing a woman's bare breasts has reportedly caused more than 500 accidents in a single day after a poorly-thought out promotional campaign. The photograph shows a woman cupping her breasts with her hand, with a thin blue strip across the nipples. It was placed on the side of 30 vans in Moscow, Russia. The advert simply read: 'They attract'. However, as soon as the vans hit the city’s streets, cars started crashing into one another.

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RUSSIA TO SEND EBOLA VACCINE TO AFRICA IN 2 MONTHS

In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country’s health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent. “Today we are discussing that we will have enough of Triazoverin vaccine in two months so that we can send them to our personnel in Guinea and test its efficiency in clinical conditions,” Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said. The vaccine has so far proved efficient against various hemorrhagic fevers, including the Marburg virus which is very similar to Ebola.

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RUSSIAN HACKERS PUBLISH PASSWORDS TO NEARLY 5 MILLION EMAIL ACCOUNTS

A user of a Russian cryptocurrency forum has published a list of nearly 5 million email accounts and their passwords. The Daily Dot reports that a forum poster known as "tvskit" posted a list of 4,930,000 email addresses and passwords on Russian Bitcoin forum BTCsec. It was claimed that around 60% of the passwords were valid, although forum administrators quickly removed the file and redacted the passwords.

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SPINNING THE NARRATIVE, IGNORING THE FACTS

Soviet leader Josef Stalin once memorably remarked about his country that "it does not matter how people vote; it matters who does the counting". Mr Putin is continuing this tradition by assuming that facts are unimportant - the only thing that matters is who spins the narrative.

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Flight MH17: Unofficial list of nationalities on board

An incomplete flight manifest showed 154 Dutch citizens were on board. Also on board were 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six UK citizens, four Germans, four French, four Belgium nationals, three Filipinos and one Canadian.An infant was among those on board. The nationality of the other 58 passengers on board had yet to be determined.

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