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The Russian Su-24 reportedly made simulated low levels strikes on the USS Donal Cook, pictured above. At one point the the Russian planes flew just 30 foot above the US Navy vessel

Russian war planes buzz U.S. destroyer in Baltic

Two Russian SU-24s made simulated air strikes on the USS Donald Cook as it practised helicopter landing drills in the Baltic

1st delivery of Russian S-300 air defense system arrives in Iran – Iranian FM

The long-awaited delivery of the ‘game changer’ weapons system has finally begun. Includes video

Armenian soldiers in artillary position near the Nagorno Karabakh town of Martuni. Click to enlarge

Echoes of Stalinism abound in the very modern Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

Robert Fisk on the revival of an old conflict

Russia Readying Flankers for Delivery to Iran

Talks are underway between Russian and Iran on the sale of advanced Su-30 fighters before the end of the year

Russia Concludes S-300 Missile Systems Contract To Iran

Both Russian and especially Iran are playing their cards very close to their chests with the S-300 deal agreed last year

Russia Defense Report: The MiGs Return

Russia Defense Report: The MiGs Return

A brief look at resurgent Russian air power and the design bureaus responsible

Russian fighters fly over Red Square during a Victory Day parade in May 2009

Russia bolsters fighter fleet with new Su-30SM buy

Despite Western sanctions following Crimea’s reunification with Russia, Moscow’s military build-up continues with scores of new fighters ordered

Syria – As Rebels Break Ceasefire Army Gathers For New Campaign

Once again Washington proves to Russia that it is an unreliable partner

Pay Attention, America: Russia Is Upgrading Its Military

If we’ve learned anything from events in Syria it’s that Russia has dramatically upgraded and enhanced its military capability

Cameron’s dad, senior Tories’ offshore asset dealings exposed & UK media still focus on Putin

While the UK press had a field day over Putin’s alleged links with leaked documents from a Panama-based law firm, they were less than forthcoming about David Cameron’s father’s involvement

Syria: Russian attack helicopters annihilate IS targets

Syria: Russian attack helicopters annihilate IS targets

Russia’s Ministry of Defence released footage show strikes outside Palmyra, Thursday. Wreaking the sort of damage that America never got round to inflicting

Why Western Media Try to Downplay the Importance of Palmyra's Liberation

Why Western Media Try to Downplay the Importance of Palmyra’s Liberation

Russian and Syrian froces have gained a notable victory with the liberation of Palmyra. Although you might not think so judging from the Western media

'We can see that the US continues to increase its military presence in Europe with an emphasis on the Eastern front... We are not passive observers,' Russia's NATO envoy says

Russia promises response to NATO buildup in E.Europe

‘We can see that the US continues to increase its military presence in Europe with an emphasis on the Eastern front… We are not passive observers,’ Russia’s NATO envoy says

US deploying additional armored brigades to Russian border

The U.S. has announced plans to significantly boost its military presence in eastern Europe, with thousands of additional troops and hundreds more armoured vehicles

INS Vikramaditya. Click to enlarge

Russia Moves Ahead With Building New Aircraft Carriers

After decades of effort to reconstitute its shipbuilding industry following the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia looks set to regain a key ability

Capture of Palmyra shows Russian forces still key in Syria

Russia’s role in helping Syrian forces recapture the ancient city of Palmyra shows that it is not about to abandon President Assad, as some Western analysts have suggested

Spetnaz Special Forces in Dagestan

How Russian special forces are shaping the fight in Syria

Unlike U.S. special forces currently advising Iraqi and Syrian forces from behind the lines, Russian special forces are participating in combat alongside Syrian troops

Russian Military Orders 10,000 Medals for Troops in Syria

An indication of the actual number of Russian military personnel involved in operations in Syria

French Counter-Terror Boss: ‘I Have Proof Who Killed Litvinenko - It Wasn’t Russia’

French Counter-Terror Boss: ‘I Have Proof Who Killed Litvinenko – It Wasn’t Russia’

French insider claims Litvinenko was murdered to malign Putin and weaken his “hold on power.”

Israeli Air Force: Russian Air Power in Syria Remains Robust

Israeli Air Force: Russian Air Power in Syria Remains Robust

S-400 anti-aircraft system remains and has been joined by attack helicopters, which have replaced Russian fighter-bombers