Russia

Maximum realism: Russian navy drills in Mediterranean & Caspian to simulate ‘full battle’ conditions

Is Russia preparing for confrontation with the West?

Ukraine troops on high alert along Crimea amid tension with Russia

Rising tensions after Russian security personnel killed in Crimea following what Moscow describes as a clash with “saboteurs” from Ukraine

Artist concept of the Project 23560 Lider. Click to enlarge

Russia Is Set to Build 12 New Monster Warships Armed with 200 Missiles Each

If approved the vessels will be the most powerfully armed warships ever. A potent power projection tool just short of a carrier strike group

Erdogan’s meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria

You only have to read the Russian versions of Erdogan’s grovelling statements prior to his visit to grasp how the sick man of Europe is breathing in the fresh air of the Steppes

Russian armoured truck driving through Kerch, which is a few miles from the border with Ukraine, earlier in August. Click to enlarge

Russian Troop Movements Spark Fears of Invasion of Western Europe

Although probably in response to the NATO build-up near its Western borders, large Russian military convoys have been spotted heading toward Ukraine

The Reluctant Enemy

The Reluctant Enemy

The headlines are bold and decisive: “The Russians did it”, but small script is far from conclusive. Israel Shamir explains

What Makes Russia’s New Tu-160M2 Blackjack Supersonic Bomber Special

What Makes Russia’s New Tu-160M2 Blackjack Supersonic Bomber Special

The upgraded variant of the Soviet Blackjack bomber is scheduled to begin test flights in 2018

A pro-Russia rebel stands guard in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Oct. 29, 2015. Click to enlarge

Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine Border Raises War Fears

Tensions mount on Russia’s border with Ukraine

Britain’s Incorrigible Warmongering Towards Russia

The official double-think is staggering. Amid solemn expiations over Iraq and calls for future military restraint, Britain is still pushing for a NATO build-up in Eastern Europe. Finian Cunningham explains

The Admiral Grigorovich

Russian Navy To Get 12 Warships, 8 Combatant Craft, 23 Auxiliary Vessels By Yearend: Defense Minister

Russia’s military resurgence continues apace.

Why NATO Should Fear Russia's Terminator 2 Fighting Vehicle

Why NATO Should Fear Russia’s Terminator 2 Fighting Vehicle

Designed as a fighting vehicle to support the T-14 main battle tank, the ominously named the Terminator-three has no equivalent in the West

Russia to Join China in Naval Exercise in Disputed South China Sea

Joint Russian Chinese naval drills planned amid mounting tensions in the South China Sea

War Fever

Russians are stocking up with salt, matches and other essentials amid growing expectations of war with the West.

The Olympics as a tool in the new Cold War

A little background to the banning of the Russian team from competing at the Rio Olympics

Artist impression of Russia's hypersonic stealth bomber. Click to enlarge

Russia’s new stealth bomber will reportedly be capable of launching nukes from space

Called the PAK-DA strategic bomber, the hypersonic aircraft — which won’t be visible to radar — could take to the skies within 5 years

NATO’s Warsaw Communiqué: Planning the Crime of Aggression

The communiqué issued from Warsaw on July 9th is direct evidence that NATO is planning to wage war against Russia, writes a leading Canadian defence lawyer

A Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter, part of Russia's resurgent defence capability. Click to enlarge

DEADLY FAST Russian military Ka 52 Alligator Attack Helicopter

A look at Russia’s Ka-52, new generation scout-attack helicopter

Topol and Topol-M were among more than 400 vehicles taking part, along with troops and drones. Click to enlarge

Putin prepares for World War III

Are we surprised given the West’s military build-up on Russia’s borders?

Assad says US is ‘not serious’ about defeating ISIS

The Syrian president says Washington lacks the same determination that Russia has shown in the fight against terrorists

NATO summit Warsaw. Click to enlarge

The “XXVIth NATO Party Conference” in Warsaw (a commentary)

The Anglo-Zionist leaders are afraid, mainly of Russia. The Saker reviews what transpired at the NATO summit in Warsaw