Russia, US reach agreement on JBS, Colonial Pipeline cyberattacks — Lavrov

The Russian Foreign Minister hopes that this will help to develop bilateral dialogue


Source: TASS Russian News Agency

9 Jun, 2021


MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. Russia and the United States have found consensus on cyberattacks on US companies JBS and Colonial Pipeline, and it can contribute to developing dialogue in this area, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.


"In the end, a consensus was found in both cases, although earlier our Western partners had objections. I have reasons to hope that this will help to develop bilateral dialogue. But the most important thing is to conduct the dialogue professionally, and not for show," he noted.


The minister stressed that Russia does not abandon its attempts to set up a dialogue in the cybersphere with its US partners. "We do not stop trying. In September last year, President [of Russia Vladimir] Putin issued a statement on how we would see US-Russian cooperation in developing a comprehensive program of measures to restore cooperation in this area," Lavrov added.


Lavrov said he hopes that Russia’s proposal will be substantively discussed at the summit of the presidents of Russia and the United States on June 16 in Geneva...





Russian Food Tech Firms Look to Conquer U.S.

Rapid online grocery service Samokat is aiming to launch in New York later this year.


By Adrien Henni, The Moscow Times

Jun 9, 2021


Russian express grocery service Samokat — which was acquired last year by Group and Sber — is aiming to launch in the U.S later this year.


Samokat founder Vyacheslav Bocharov announced the plans at last week’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), after they were first reported by business site The Bell. The company’s U.S. operations are set to operate under the brand name of “Buyk,” Bocharov said.


Samokat is one of a host of fast-growing food tech initiatives that have swept across Russia’s largest cities in recent years. Operating out of so-called “dark stores” — mini warehouses for couriers to ferry orders from — they promise to deliver groceries to city center apartments within 15-30 minutes.


Bocharov said New York City could be the first market covered by Samokat’s U.S. service, with a possible launch as early as this summer. Neither the scale of the project nor the amount of investment being poured into the launch have been revealed, The Bell reported...