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Yandex rolls out Korolev neural net search algorithm

Yandex, the popular Russia-based search engine, has upgraded its search platform by implementing an upgraded version of its deep neural network search algorithm dubbed Korolev. Additionally, the company implemented Yandex.Toloka, a mass-scale crowdsourced platform which feeds results into Yandex’s machine learning ranking algorithm, MatrixNet.


Russian News Outlets Fined for Sharing Profane Rap Battle Video

Russia’s media watchdog Roskomondzor announced on Monday it was bringing fines against six news outlets for sharing a video of an expletive-ridden rap battle between Russian rappers Oxxxymiron and Slava KPSS.


Russia readies its crackdown on Internet exchange points

Russia’s Communications Ministry has published draft amendments that would introduce new restrictions on the ownership of Russia’s Internet exchange points, prohibiting domestic ISPs from connecting to exchange points that belong to other states, foreign citizens, or foreign companies and organizations, the news website TJournal reported on Wednesday. The law would also limit foreign ownership in any company that owns an exchange point to 20 percent.


The FSB has compiled a list of the data of the users she wants to know

Here's exactly what kind of user data Russia's Federal Security Service wants from registered instant messengers and social networks


The lawmaker who spearheaded Russia's ban on ‘gay propaganda’ now wants an end to free Internet porn

Russian State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov has appealed to Nikolai Nikiforov, the head of the Mass Media and Communications Ministry, suggesting a ban on free pornography websites. According to the news agency RIA Novosti, Milonov also wants to cut off Russians’ access all porn websites, until the creation of effective age-verification measures.


Most Russians get news from TV — poll

 69% of the respondents are almost constantly using the central television as a source of information, the poll showed