Tag: Russia

Putin’s Biggest Critic Convicted

By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption blogger and one of the leaders of the Russian opposition, was sentenced to five years in prison after a trial that has troubled observers. Alexei Navalny was no longer expecting an acquittal. When the opposition leader entered the courthouse […]

Greenwald: Snowden has enough information to cause US govt ‘worst damage in history’

Published time: July 13, 2013 20:09  Edited time: July 14, 2013 13:33                                                                             AFP Photo / Vasily Maximov Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden possesses dangerous information which could potentially lead to America’s “worst nightmare” if it is revealed, according to the journalist who first published Snowden’s leaked […]

Russian Proton-M rocket crashes on takeoff / Nuclear Fuel Released

Published time: July 02, 2013 03:18 Edited time: July 02, 2013 04:18                                                                             Screenshot from YouTube user Spaceflight101 A Russian Proton-M rocket carrying three navigation satellites crashed soon after takeoff from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome Tuesday morning. Immediately after takeoff, the rocket swerved to one side, tried  to correct […]

‘Missile defense killer’: Russia finalizes testing on prototype ICBM

  Published time: June 08, 2013 14:08                                                                             The high-speed lift of the Topol missile launching. (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Rodionov) Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have reported a successful launch of a next-generation ICBM that can supposedly pierce any anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system. The test came after the […]

Russia deploys Nuke Subs to Southern Seas

  Saturday, 01 June 2013 Russia plans to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern seas after a hiatus of more than 20 years following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Saturday, in another example of efforts to revive Moscow’s military. The plan […]

Russia pursues hypersonic weapon research

Photo: Voice of Russia Russia is developing a hypersonic weapon program. It involves more than 60 companies and is scheduled for completion this summer. Launched in the former USSR, hypersonic weapon research was resumed in post-Soviet Russia in 2009 under the umbrella of the state-owned Tactical Missiles Corporation. […]

Russian aircraft conduct a nighttime “simulated” attack on key Swedish military and civilian installations last month

Russian ‘Attack’ Raises Questions Over Sweden’s Readiness May. 2, 2013 – 06:56PM   | By GERARD O’DWYER   | HELSINKI — Sweden’s Defense Ministry  is set to discuss the implementation of new advance warning and rapid reaction structures  after the disclosure that Russian aircraft conducted a nighttime “simulated” attack on […]

Being on the Magnitsky List will have no impact on Russian Justice Ministry employees – Konovalov: The latest events in Boston and the so-called Chechen trace once again confirm this, Putin pointed out.”

Alexander Konovalov Фото: РИА Новости Being on the Magnitsky List will have no impact on Russian Justice Ministry employees – Konovalov  Russia is ready to improve its relations with the West, President Vladimir Putin said during his question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday. He pointed to the latest […]

“If the U.S. government is really interested in finding the real organisers of the explosions in Boston … then they should focus on the involvement of the Russian special services in the events,”Caucasian mujahideen

Russia’s Islamist rebels say not at war with Washington Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:11 GMT Reuters * Says North Caucasus militants are at war with Moscow * Leader previously told militants not to attack civilians  (Adds quotes) By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, April 21 (Reuters) – A group leading […]

North Caucasus rebels deny link to Boston bombings

© Photo “The Voice of Russia” A website prominently used by Russia’s North Caucasus rebels on Sunday denied any link to the Boston Marathon bombings that have been blamed on two ethnic-Chechen suspects.  “The command of the Vilayat Dagestan mujaheddin… declares that the Caucasus fighters are not waging […]

Russia sought FBI’s help in 2011 to probe Boston suspect

     Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:50 GMT                            Reuters                                    (Updates with more details throughout) By Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – Russia asked the FBI in early 2011 to investigate Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev out of concern he had embraced radical Islam […]

Russia develops new-type spaceship

Vladimir Popovkin Photo: The Voice of Russia Russia is developing a principally new type of a spaceship for interplanetary flights, the head of the Roscosmos Space Agency told reporters on April 12, which is traditionally marked as Cosmonautics Day in Russia.  “We are already through with the technical […]

Russian bombers conducts practice strikes on US missile defenses in Asia ( Mock attacks against ground-based missile defense site in Japan )

Friday, 05 April 2013 A Russian bomber recently carried out simulated cruise missile attacks on U.S. missile defenses in Asia, raising new questions about Moscow’s goal in future U.S.-Russian defense talks. According to U.S. officials, a Russian Tu-22M Backfire bomber on Feb. 26 simulated firing air-launched cruise missiles […]

Alien insects devouring Chelyabinsk snow (VIDEO)

Screenshot: “YouTube” Alien insects that travelled across the space on the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite will help the Russian city to clear deep snows.  Shocking video from Chelyabinsk    Another snowstorm swept Moscow on April 1 as bitter frosts still grip the majority of Russian regions. There is a […]

South Korean spy steals Russian missiles

Photo: RIA Novosti The achievements of the Republic of Korea in the field of rockets and space are largely based on Russian technologies, including stolen ones. This conclusion is evident from sensational confessions of a South Korean businessman to the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.  “On the instructions of the […]

Europeans set up financial blockade of Cyprus

Photo: EPA Jacques Sapir, PhD in economics, head of the Center for Studies of the Modes of Industrialization at the French Institute of Social Sciences, one of the leading French specialists in the area of defense economics, a specialist on the integration of France into the Eurozone, comments […]

Cyprus Keeps Banks Closed indefinitely

      Friday, 22 March 2013 Russia rebuffed Cypriot entreaties for aid on Friday, leaving the island’s increasingly isolated leaders scrambling to strike a bailout deal with the European Union by next week or face the collapse of its financial system. In Nicosia, the country’s biggest bank […]

EuroGroup insists Cyprus must tax deposits

Photo: EPA The EuroGroup has rejected the Cypriot plan to raise billions of euros for addressing debt problems by nationalizing pension funds and issuing bonds backed by the promise of massive oil and gas profits. 0Reports say it continues to insist that Cyprus must impose a hefty one-off-levy […]

Bloggers expose lavish lifestyles of Putin loyalists

16 Mar  2013 MOSCOW (AFP) Bloggers who oppose Russian President Vladimir Putin are targeting top lawmakers loyal to the Kremlin with scandalous revelations about their luxury apartments and jet-setting lifestyles which run counter to their patriotic rhetoric. Recent exposes have focused on the most outspoken lawmakers from the ruling […]

Anti-euro party created in Germany

Mar 11, 2013 22:22 Moscow Time © Collage: «Voice of Russia» German activists have created a political party to campaign for an exit from the Eurozone. The party’s name is An Alternative for Germany. The members include businessmen, academics, economists and journalists. The founding convention will sit in Frankfurt […]