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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

LNR Minsvyazi Rolled Out “Lugakom” SIM Cards Printed in Colours of LNR Flag

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“Your reliable connection!”


A source at the LNR Ministry of Communications (Minsvyazi) informed us that the design of the SIM card for state mobile operator Lugakom is done up in the colours of the LNR flag, saying, “We’ve already begun production of Lugakom SIM cards. We based the overall design on the colours of the Republic flag”. Minsvyazi will began sales of the cards to the public in September. Earlier, LNR First Deputy Minister of Communications Andrei Yeremenko said that Minsvyazi plans to distribute free Lugakom starter packs to all first graders on the Day of Knowledge (1 September, traditional first day of school).

18 August 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



Sunday, 2 August 2015

DNR Minsvyazi sez First 5,000 SIM Cards for Mobile Operator “Feniks” Went on Sale

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Today, the DNR Ministry of Communications (Minsvyazi) told us, “Starter packs from mobile operator “Feniks” hit the market; the first batch of 5,000 includes a SIM card. They’re on offer at two points of sale”. Minsvyazi stated that you could purchase them at the head office of Donbass Post near Lenin Square in the centre of Donetsk, as well as at the National telecom operator near Shakhterskoi Square in Kievsky Raion, adding, “All subscribers will have mobile communication in test mode. Testing will last until 1 October 2015. We hope that this new independent operator will help our people to stay in touch with family and friends”. At first, only limited functions will be available on Feniks, SMS-text-messaging and phone calls to other operators will NOT be online at first. However, in future, all expected services would be in place. To purchase a SIM card, subscribers must present a copy of their passport and identification code, for children up to seven-years-old, a copy of their birth certificate and the passport of one parent. As of 10 July 2015, Minsvyazi told us that more than 6,000 subscribers used Fenik’s services. Besides this, Minsvyazi reported that the operator covers the entire DNR and has been operational in test mode since 16 June.

30 July 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Cons Use Cats to Smuggle In Mobiles at Russian Prison in the Komi Republic

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Frequently, inmates in Russian prisons bribe guards to obtain mobile phones. However, what about using cats as couriers? Guards patrolling a prison colony in the Russian North saw a feline on a fence… it seemed to be carrying something. Taking a closer look, they found a few mobile phones and chargers taped to the cat’s belly. On Monday, the RF Federal Prison Service reported that this happened on Friday at Penal Colony No. 1 near Syktyvkar in the Komi Republic, 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) northeast of Moscow. It wasn’t clear how the cat was supposed to drop off its loot.

4 June 2013

Associated Press

As quoted in the Albany (NY) Times-Union


Monday, 17 September 2012

Woman Finds Snoring Thief Under Bed


On Monday, a spokesman for the Tula Oblast Prokuratura said that an 82-year old woman in Tula Oblast was surprised to find a thief peacefully snoring under her bed. Sergei Ivanov, 23, who has a prior conviction for theft, snuck into the elderly woman’s house whilst she was sleeping. He helped himself to her cheap mobile phone and a knife, but the woman suddenly woke up. The thief, who was drunk, decided to hide under the woman’s bed and fell asleep. Hearing him snoring and seeing his sneakers sticking from under the bed, the frightened woman called the cops. Ivanov now faces five years in prison on burglary charges.

17 September 2012



Editor’s Note:

Just shows to go ya that you don’t mess with Baba… ever.


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