TorrentReactor buys russian town, renames it to TorrentReactor

Torrent Reactor, einer der populärsten Torrent Seiten im Netz, hat ein Kaff namens Gar in Russland für 148.000 Dollar gekauft und in Torrent Reactor umbenannt. Man weiß nicht, ob an der Story was dran ist, denn Torrent Reactor machen gerne mal Späßchen, aber ich mag die Idee.

TorrentReactor founder Alex informed TorrentFreak about the peculiar move which puts the torrent site on the map in rural Russia.

The town of Gar, founded in 1958 by a religious group connected to the Russian Orthodox Church, was bought for 4.5 million rubles ($148,000 or 115,000Eur). Gar is located in the center of Russia and has only 214 inhabitants who make a living from selling home-grown vegetables in a nearby town.

With the financial injection from TorrentReactor the people of Gar (now the people of TorrentReactor) will be able to get connected to the Internet. Right now, there are only three computers available in the entire town, and just one is connected to the Internet via a dial-up connection.

“Most of it will be split among villagers and the rest will be used to re-equip the local school, repair roads, purchase agricultural equipment and machinery. Also company decided to pay for broadband Internet connection in the settlement which will result in about 900,000 rubles ($30,000) because there are no networks nearby,” TorrentReactor says.

TorrentReactor Buys and Renames Russian Town