Cyber activists associated with the Anonymous collective temporarily downed President Vladimir Putin's web site on Wednesday.
A communications satellite plummeted to the Earth after its Soyuz-2 carrier rocket failed to reach orbit shortly after lifting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
Thousands of fake Twitter accounts are being used to drown out activists and bloggers protesting the recent presidential elections in Russia.
If the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) had its way, the agency would ban Skype, Hotmail and Gmail in the former communist country.
The Kremlin has reportedly dispatched an assassin to eliminate a double agent accused of betraying wannabe spy and amateur stripper Anna Chapman.
An elderly Russian driver reportedly had a heart attack at the wheel, after a prankster hacked into a mainframe to beam a porn film onto a giant billboard.