Tag: Russia

Russia Forces US Submarine Out of Boundary Waters

  Russian Anti-Submarine Destroyer “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” © Photo Press office of Russian Northern Fleet 17:37 09/08/2014 MOSCOW, August 9 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Northern Fleet’s anti-submarine forces have detected and forced out a US submarine from Russian boundary waters, a high-ranking source in Russia’s Navy told RIA Novosti […]

BRICS sets up own Bank to counter IMF

Tuesday, 15 July 2014   The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of US based lending institutions and the dollar. The new bank […]

Russian Air Force Boosts Presence in Arctic

Russian Air Force Boosts Presence in Arctic | Defense | RIA Novosti Tu-95MS strategic bomber © RIA Novosti. Iliya Pitalev 16:37 10/07/2014 MOSCOW, July 10 (RIA Novosti) – Russian long-range aviation bases are increasing their presence in the Arctic, the press service of the Eastern Military District reported […]

NATO Appears Toothless in Ukraine Crisis

Unprotected in the East By SPIEGEL Staff If Russia were to engage in military aggression in the Baltics, NATO would be unable to defend the region using conventional means. An internal report highlights weaknesses in the alliance. They were big words, spoken almost as if they had been […]

Donetsk republic to get down to resolving its social, economic, defense problems – Military bases either change sides or be considered occupation troops

May 13, 7:34 UTC+4 “We are planning an appeal to the UN for declaring us a sovereign state but we don’t hope to get a positive answer”, co-chairman of the DPR Denis Pushilin say © ИТАР-ТАСС/ Константин Сазончик MOSCOW, May 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Following Sunday’s referendum on the future […]

Ukraine slides towards war

Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war Source: Reuters – Tue, 6 May 2014 02:51 PM Author: Reuters     * Several days of fighting in east * Rebels hold out in Slaviansk * Violence in Odessa spreads unrest across south * Western countries focus on May […]

Ukraine FM says ready to fight Russia

Friday, 25 April 2014 In the wake of an attack on the protest city of Slovyansk, Ukrainian interim Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia suggested that not only was Ukraine not being deterred by the threat of Russian intervention to protect the protesters, but is actually planning to “confront Russia” […]

Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass. As the Wall Street […]

If Russia Gets Crimea, Should Germany Get Kaliningrad?

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Mar. 20 2014 21:29 Vladimir Filonov / MTA view of the Gothic-style Konigsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the tug-of-war between Russia and the West, some states are apparently more equal than others when it comes to correcting “mistakes” of the past. In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, President Vladimir […]

Russian Navy to Deploy Conventional Deterrence Force

© RIA Novosti. Igor Zarembo 21:02 19/03/2014 MOSCOW, March 19 (RIA Novosti) – The naval component of Russia’s future strategic non-nuclear deterrence force will consist of warships and submarines armed with high-precision weapons, navy commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Wednesday. According to Chirkov, the core of the force […]

Ukraine (cyber) war in full swing

2014-03-17 07:29 Kiev – With cyber attacks already launched against Crimean separatists, the Kremlin and Nato, the ground war may not have started in Ukraine but computer warfare is already raging. In recent days – and with increasing intensity on Sunday – a virtual war has commenced in […]

Right Sector leader: Kiev should be ready to sabotage Russian pipelines in Ukraine

Edited time: March 16, 2014 16:03                                                                              Dmytro Yarosh.(Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili) The leader of ultranationalist group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, has threatened to destroy Russian pipelines on Ukrainian territory if a diplomatic solution is not reached with Moscow. In a fiery address loaded warmongering rhetoric, Yarosh told his  […]

Tensions rise as Ukraine’s military hardware pulls up to eastern border with Russia

Published time: March 16, 2014 21:30                                                                             Ukrainian tanks take part in a military exercise near Kharkiv March 14, 2014 (Reuters / Stringer) Ukrainian heavy military equipment, including armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles are heading towards the Russian border, while the eastern regions of Donetsk and […]