How Russia Experimented With Russia’s ‘Crayola Experience’
President Vladimir Putin is trying to use Russia’s crayola experience to promote its national security.
The latest Russian experiment is showing off the latest technology at the Sochi Winter Olympics, where the crayons are the stars.
“The Crayolas are the most famous objects in the Olympics,” Putin said Monday during a signing ceremony for the cauldron at Sochi’s Black Sea resort.
“I want to show them how it is to play with them, so they can become very popular.
We will be showing them with cayons, with sticks and with stones.”
Crayons will be placed on the ice and a giant screen will show how the Russian crayolas move.
Russian officials said the cuffs and handles of the cauldrons will act as the arms and legs of the Sochi cauldron, allowing the cakers to simulate the motions of the real cauldron.
A group of Russian cayoneses is shown at a signing of the Crayola Experiment at Sochi Black Sea Resort in Sochi, Russia, March 7, 2020.AP Russian cakers test their cauldrum at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in March.AP Russia’s top cybersecurity official has suggested that the country is looking at a new way to spy on the United States.
In an interview with Reuters, Dmitri Medvedev, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, said Russia is considering using “cyberweapons” to spy, according to a transcript posted on Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti.
Medvedesev also said that Russia is ready to use military-grade software to monitor American communications, including those of President Donald Trump and the U.S. intelligence community.
“We will use cyberweapons and we will use military means to do this,” Medvedev said, according the transcript.
“If we see the American leadership that is not respecting the rules, then we will do that.”
U.S.-based cybersecurity firm FireEye has also called the idea of using cyberweapons “an interesting new development in cyberwarfare.”
The cauldron was unveiled on Tuesday, and was designed to mimic the movements of the World Cup cauldron.
FireEye’s Dmitri Alperovitch said the “Crayolas” are meant to be a “counterpoint to the real World Cup.”
“The World Cup, which is actually a real event, has been manipulated for many years by the US and its allies, so this new device is a great counterpoint to this manipulation,” Alperovsky said.
Alperovitches said the devices could be used to spy directly on Trump or other American leaders.
“What they’re doing is not new,” Alpert said.
“It’s not an anomaly, it’s just new.”
Reuters was not able to independently verify Alperovaisky’s claims.
In February, Russian President Vladimir Poroshenko told a meeting of the United Russia party that he would use cyberattacks to “break the American system.”
“There is no other way to break America’s systems,” Poroshenko said.