Russia

A 2-post collection

Russian Motorcycle Club and Western Expansion?

Originally a counter-culture movement, The Night Wolves (NНочные Волки:Nochnye Volki) are Russia’s oldest and largest official motorcycle club (MC) with origins dating back to the later years of the Soviet Union. With over 5,000 members worldwide, the Night Wolves have charters in many countries and are especially present in former Soviet states. The Russian social media platform VK.com hosts a profile for the MC’s founder, Alexander Zaldostanov (Александр Залдастанов), AKA The Surgeon, which claims club presence and operations in Russia, Crimea,

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Russian Classified Intelligence Systems: The Closed Data Transfer Segment

Executive Summary In 2016, Russia implemented an internal network system to house classified data for Russia’s Ministry of Defense, analogous to the United States’ Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS). Using Diffeo, we explored Russian and English sources on the Web. We uncovered the companies and people who developed the network for Russia, as well as relevant technical design parameters of the network. Diffeo helped us understand the workings of academic and state-run organizations with a nexus to the developers. Background As an adversarial nation,

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