Russia

Russian cruise missile launch from ships in the Caspian Sea to targets in Syria. Click to enlarge

U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world’s most fearsome militaries

Russia’s growing capabilities raise questions about America’s contingency plans

Russian Jet Threatened U.S. Recon Aircraft

Russian Jet Threatened U.S. Recon Aircraft

The U.S. European Command complained Saturday that a Russian fighter had performed “aggressive maneuvers” close to a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft

S-350 air defence system. Click to enlarge

Russian S-500 Prometheus ballistic missile defense to be deployed in 2016

The S-300 is regarded as the world’s most powerful air defence system. Now Russia is preparing to replace it with the even more formidable Prometheus S-500

Top Navy official: Russian sub activity expands to Cold War level

U.S. “alarmed” by Russian submarine buidup. According to U.S. Admiral Mark Ferguson, they “are quieter, better armed and have a greater range of operation.” Includes video

Iran defense chief said eyeing arms deal with Moscow

Following the recent S-300 deal Iran is reported to be considering buying more Russian weapons, including advanced warplanes and tanks

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani (L) stands at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province, Iraq, March 8, 2015.

Iran Tests New Drones, Tanks During Military Drills As General Soleimani Lands In Russia

IRGC commander reportedly in Moscow coordinating with Russian commanders, as drills test new Iranian drones and tanks

Russia: a global energy powerhouse that’s much more than a petro-state

This calls to mind an ancient saying from Russian folklore about three great empires. The first would be centred in Rome, the second in London while the third would have its epicenter in Moscow

Russian Su-24 conducts simulated strike on USS Donald Cook. Click to enlarge

What it looks like when Russian attack jets fly ‘dangerous close’ to a Navy ship

Russian Su-24s conducted simulated strikes on the USS Donald Cook earlier this week. Includes dramatic video footage

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