Russia

Russia Defense Report: Kuril Islands Dispute

How the Kuril island’s defences, Russia’s gateway to the Pacific, are being upgraded

Hello Rapallo! The Inevitability of a New German Treaty of Economic Cooperation with Russia

Hello Rapallo! The Inevitability of a New German Treaty of Economic Cooperation with Russia

History repeats itself as senior officials from Germany and Russia engage in secret negotiations — without Angela Merkel

Putin crushes CNN smartass Fareed Zakaria on Donald Trump and US elections

Putin turns the tables on the corporate news media

Atlantic Council Argues For NATO Naval Force in Black Sea, Coordination In Arctic

NATO urged to continue its steady expansion eastwards by establishing a Black Sea naval force to counter Russia

Putin says Russia must strengthen as ‘aggressive’ NATO approaches

Russia must boost its combat readiness in response to NATO’s “aggressive actions” near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday

Russian warships in the Caspian Sea launch cruise missiles on targets in Syria. Click to enlarge

TOP-5 Russian Weapons With Which Putin Won The War In Syria

Includes impressive footage of the Su-35

Russian Special Forces

US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments

Ignore the BBC headline. It disingenuously seeks to justify the expansion of NATO’s power — right up to Russia’s very borders

The Slow Death of the Syria Cease-Fire Brings a Hybrid War With Russia Closer

The Slow Death of the Syria Cease-Fire Brings a Hybrid War With Russia Closer

Did you hear that sound? That was the ratchet of war between Russia and the West, which has just clicked up a slot — or two.

Russia’s MiG-35 Fulcrum-F: Ready for Battle against America’s F-22 or F-35?

Russia’s answer to the F-22 and F-35 set for final tests next year

Putin Calls U.S. Missile Shield ‘Great Danger,’ Vows Russian Response

“In my view, this is really dangerous,” the Russian president said. Adding “we will have to respond”

Anakonda 2016 exercise in training grounds in Nowa Debe, southeast Poland. click to enlarge

Huge NATO Drills in Poland Prepare West for Possible Conflict With Russia

The Cold War may been have consigned to the history books but the lingering threat hasn’t, as the west prepares for military conflict with Russia. Includes video

German foreign minister accuses Nato of ‘warmongering’ with military exercises

Says current NATO exercises in eastern Europe could worsen tensions with Russia. Indeed, that’s probably the intention

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea in Istanbul, Turkey, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

‘I don’t need war’: Bulgarian PM rules out joining NATO flotilla in Black Sea

Bulgaria’s prime minister has ruled out participation in a planned NATO-led Black Sea naval task force

A Russian T-50 jet. click to enlarge

Russia’s New Tanks, Lethal Stealth Fighters (and More) vs. NATO: Who Wins?

How much of a threat do Russia’s modernised forces pose the West?

U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning

To put U.S. defiance into perspective: having U.S. Navy ships permanently in the Black Sea would be like having the Russian Navy regularly patrol the Gulf of Mexico

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

US likely to use Nusra terrorists to topple Syria’s Assad: Russia

In comments ignored by the Western media, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the U.S. may use al-Nusra militants to oust Syrian President Assad

Putin Calls Snap Drill to Test Battle-Readiness of Russian Military

Although they are meant to test the Russian Army’s battle-readiness, officials in the Baltic states fear they could be used as a cover to launch a full-scale invasion

Russian football thugs, 'Ultras', in training. Click to enlarge

New Video Shows Russian Football Thugs Training For Euro 2016

Video comes as Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin described the Russian ultras as ‘extremely well-trained’, ‘hyper-violent’ and ‘hyper rabid’

Jens Stoltenburg. Click to enlarge

Nato sends 4,000 troops to Baltic to boost defences against Russia

Addressing a press conference in Brussels on Monday, NATO secretary-general announced the deployment of four battalions to the Baltic states and Poland

Russian football hooligans. click to enlarge

Russian hooligans were savage and organised, say England fans

Euro 2016 in Marseille marred by violence, as English soccer fans encounter a “Russian hooligan sub-culture” that carries out attacks with “military organisation”