Depiction of planned Russian aircraft carrier

Russia is moving ahead with plans to develop a new aircraft carrier

Moscow continues to push ahead with plans to upgrade and modernize its military. The latest project being a new planned aircraft carrier

Yet another huge diplomatic victory for Russia

Unless you read Russian or monitor the free blogosphere, you might not have noticed this, but something big just happened in Russia.

US soldiers attend military parade near the border crossing with Russia on Feb 24, 2015. Click to enlarge

‘More air policing, more drills’: NATO to boost presence on Russia’s doorstep

New NATO command units to be established in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania

NATO To Consider Permanent Brigade in Baltics

NATO creeping ever closer to Russia’s western border

RAF Typhoon intercepts Russian Bear bomber. Click to enlarge

RAF jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers

The Telegraph describes the Russian action as “provocative” but it pointedly ignores the fact that NATO forces are doing exactly the same close to Russia’s western border

Former top Russian general: Russia will defend eastern Ukraine, even if it means taking Kiev

Former top Russian general: Russia will defend eastern Ukraine, even if it means taking Kiev

Max Fisher talks with former Russian general about how tensions between Russia and the West could spiral into outright war

Highlights from Victory Day Parade in Moscow

Commemorating the end of WWII, the parade opened with troops dressed in the uniforms of 1945 followed by a display of the latest military hardware. Features Russia’s new main battle tank at 37.00

Chinese warships to join Russian Navy in Black Sea, Mediterranean for historic drill

As NATO steps up its presence on Russia’s western borders, Russian and Chinese warships prepare for war games in the Mediterranean

Russian Armata tank. Click to enlarge

Armata unveiled: First ever full high-def photos of Russia’s newest hardware

Russia to debut new state-of-the-art tanks and other military hardware in forthcoming military parade. Includes video

NATO ships and helicopters in anti submarine drills in the North Sea

Britain and Nato launch biggest war games on Russia’s doorstep as tensions grow

Putting the pressure on Putin with NATO war games close to Russia’s borders, on both land and sea

France May Scuttle New Mistral Ships Built for Russia

France may scrap the two newly constructed helicopter carriers thought to be worth more than a billion U.S. dollars

Russia May Be Planning New Ukraine Offensive — NATO’s Top General

NATO Commander General Breedlove says his intelligence reports indicate that Russia is preparing a new offensive in the Ukraine.

China, Russia to hold first joint Mediterranean naval drills in May

The drills come as the U.S. ramps up military cooperation with its Asian allies in response to China’s growing naval profile

Victory Day Parade 2015 nighttime rehearsal. Click to enlarge

Russia’s cutting-edge military hardware parades through Moscow for V-Day rehearsal

Special night rehearsal of V-Day parade draws thousands of onlookers. Includes video

Russian Army: Contract Soldiers Outnumber Conscripts First Time in History

The Russian army expects to increase the number of professional soldiers serving in its ranks to 352,000 by the end of the year

Russian Forces Double Along Ukraine Border

Despite Russian reassurances U.S. officials are worried that the nearly 50,000 Russian troops near the Ukrainian border aren’t just there for training exercises

Another Solzhenitsyn quote. Click to enlarge

Solzhenitsyn Foresaw Satanic Contagion Infecting West

Expelled from the USSR in 1970, Solzhenitsyn was initially feted in the West. However he proved an embarrassment to his hosts as he warned of the approach of a satanic spirit

One of the Mistral-class helicopter carriers Vladivostok is seen at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, France, Sept. 4, 2014. Click to enlarge

Report: France to Keep Russian Mistrals In Planned $1.2 Billion Deal

Under new proposals France will keep the two 21,000 tonne amphibious landing ships and pay Russia over a $1 billion in compensation

US Stryker armoured vehicles pass through Poland in Operation Dragon Ride, part of a drive by Western fighting vehicles close to Russia's border. Click to enlarge

US Troops in Europe Request Bigger Guns Amid Tensions with Russia Over Ukraine

US troops in Europe are requesting that their infantry fighting vehicles have their 12.7-mm. guns replaced with 30mm. guns

Russia’s General Staff: US started all modern military conflicts

Countries once invaded or interfered with by the US and its allies, be it in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia or Syria, have become hotbeds for extremists, says Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman