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The Russian also claimed his country has "a culture of heroes and warriors. It is a culture of warfare - whether we like it or not".
Russia has reenacted a historic battle which took place near Moscow during the 1812 Napoleonic war. Thousands from Russian historical reenactment clubs reconstructed the fight. Participants playing French and Russian troops attacked each other with ...

The first image of Russia's RS-28 Sarmat, dubbed the "Satan 2" by NATO - a massive nuclear capable ICBM that can carry enough of a payload to destroy Texas or France in a single hit.
More than 300 Marines will be deployed to Norway along the Russian border as tensions between Moscow and Washington over conflicts in Ukraine and Syria have provoked new threats of sanctions and military upgrades.
Retired senior US military pilots are increasingly alarmed that Hillary Clinton's proposal for "no-fly zones" in Syria could lead to a military confrontation with Russia that could escalate to levels that were previously unthinkable in the post-cold ...
Spain is facing international anger as it apparently prepares to refuel a flotilla of Russian warships due to step up strikes against the beleaguered city of Aleppo.

The heart of the matter is that when the capabilities of this Russian naval task force are matched with the S-300/S-400 missile systems already deployed in Syria, Russia is now de facto rivaling the firepower of the US Sixth Fleet. To top it off, as ...
The US-Russia Strategic Partnership would be the fruit of that particular liaison, with secret provisions, no doubt, on assassinating terrorist leaders, and public pledges on intelligence sharing, with the whole relationship consummated by series of ...
Russia says it is not currently considering a new truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a brief ceasefire ended over the weekend.
With some Obama administration officials openly advocating starting a war with Russia over Syria, it is noteworthy that a lot of top Pentagon officials are treating the conflict as all but inevitable.
Besides being the first response tool, it could be used for preventing Article 4 situations, such as subterfuge, civil unrest or border infractions, from escalating into armed conflict. The troops can move freely in time of war, but introducing a NATO ...
Russia has welcomed the U.S.-backed Iraqi forces' push to dislodge the IS from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. At the same time, Russia and the U.S. are sharply divided on Syria, where Russian warplanes have backed Syrian President Bashar Assad's ...
"If we talk about the last Cold War, we are currently somewhere between the erection of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile crisis," said Lt Gen Evgeny Buzhinsky, a former head of the Russian ministry of defence's international treaties department ...
Mr Putin knows he cannot afford a conventional war with NATO alliance members, but is trying to raise the stakes he could inadvertently bring the world to the brink of nuclear war. His report, published in the Economist this week, states: "[Russia] is ...
The Czech government has accused Russia of conducting a propaganda war on its soil and is setting up a unit to counter what it says are networks of pro-Moscow puppet groups.
Beirut, Lebanon - Russia billed its brief, unilateral cease-fire as a good-will gesture, a chance for weary rebel fighters and civilians to escape besieged areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Such a series of overt threats against Russia is almost without precedent. Ominously, many in the Russian political elite see this as a prelude to war. As Moscow's UN ambassador observed, relations are "probably the worst since 1973." (At the height of ...
Russia has announced a "humanitarian pause" in its bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Moscow said it would halt operations in Aleppo on Thursday for an eight-hour span between 08:00 (05:00 GMT) and 16:00.
This month Russia held a large-scale civil defense drill across the country, meant to prepare people for disasters, among them nuclear catastrophe.
Russia's UN ambassador has said his country regrets any civilian casualties from Moscow's military campaign in Syria but added, "this is what happens during war". Vitaly Churkin argued that Russian military leaders are "trying to do our best" in ...
Vladimir Pozner was in a hurry - on his way to Iceland in fact - but there was something important that he wanted to say. "I think relations between Russian and the US are the worst I have ever seen," said the lively 82-year-old. "Back in the days of ...
"It's not preparation for war." He said the civil defense drills and the heated programming on television were directed more at the U.S.
Jimmy Carter wrote in a recent book that Professor Desmond Ball's "counsel and cautionary advice based on deep research made a great difference to our collective goal of avoiding nuclear war." Despite battling cancer, Ball continued his 20-year support ...
Based on anonymous sources, it has since been denied by the Kremlin. Still some British media outlets jumped at a chance for a little Russia-bashing exercise. "Russia 'urgently recalls officials' families living abroad' as WW3 threat looms," said the ...
A NATO fighter escorts a Russian long-range bomber. Several such flights ... Los Angeles, CA (California Network) - The United States and Russia are close to war, but few Americans know it because we are very preoccupied with our election. Russia has ...
The basic facts about Russia's election-year hacking of the American political system are clear. For more than a year, the Russian government has repeatedly infiltrated the computers of both parties' presidential campaigns to steal data and emails to ...
An ultra-right Russian politician aligned with Vladimir Putin says American voters should elect Donald Trump for president, or prepare for nuclear war. Vladimir Zhirinovsky likes to compare himself to Trump, and is a similarly unrestrained blowhard.
Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein: Donald Trump is less scary on foreign wars, because he wants to work with Russia. JILL STEIN: It's important to look at where we are going. It's not just a moment in time, but where has the strategy of ...
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the US was considering a "range" of "proportional" responses to alleged Russian hacking of US political groups. Washington publicly accused the Kremlin of cyberattacks on election systems and ...
Washington wants Russia and Damascus to be investigated over alleged war crimes in Syria, but when it comes to America's own record of what is politely called 'collateral damage,' it's not too keen to allow independent investigations.
Addressing the growing diplomatic divide between the two superpowers, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Monday the United States and Russia have come to a "dangerous point" over the conflict in Syria, Agence France Press reported.
A Russian newspaper predicts a direct military confrontation between Russia and the United States as tensions heat up over Syria, stoking worries about World war III. The Russian tabloid Moskovsky Komsomolets made the prediction last week, saying it ...
Moscow dismissed the accusations, which come at a low point in U.S.-Russia relations. On Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the U.S.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called for a war crimes investigation of the bombing campaign by Russia and the Assad government in the Syrian civil war, charging that they were continuing to attack hospitals as part of a ... Mr ...
Even though China, Russia, and the U.S. possess nuclear weaponry, according to the NPT, they have been banned from building and maintaining such weapons in perpetuity.
"Once again we declare that we are fully prepared to continue the dialogue with the American side and carry on with the joint actions to combat terrorists in Syria," RT quoted Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov ...
Exclusive: The Propaganda war on Russia is spinning out of control with a biased investigation blaming Moscow for the MH-17 tragedy and angry exchanges over Syria, raising the risks of nuclear war, says ex-CIA analyst Ray Mcgovern. ... In the slick ...
The behavior of Russia in the last few weeks has echoes of some of the uglier moments of the Cold War, an era of proxy battles that ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
More than 9,000 people, including nearly 4,000 civilians, have been killed in one year of Russian air raids in Syria, according to a monitoring group, as fierce fighting near the besieged city of Aleppo continues.
Damascus (Sputnik) - The start of Russia's anti-terrorist campaign in Syria was a pivotal point which changed the course of the war against terrorism in the Arab country and restored military superiority of the Syrian Army on the ground, Wael Nader ...
The 2008 invasion of the Republic of Georgia was, in many ways, the prototype that got it all started: Russia engaged in as much cyber and information warfare as it did conventional war with tanks and bombs. Some of this was the conventional ...
The US and its NATO allies are deploying thousands of troops on Russia's western border and have created a 40,000-strong rapid reaction force in preparation for war. The stated commitment to "integrate ... Last week, the Russian news agency Tass quoted ...
India had hoped that the Russian Federation would "show solidarity" with New Delhi after the September 18 attack on an Indian army base in Uri, Kashmir, an incident the government in New Delhi blames on Pakistan, sources told IHS Jane's.
Were Carter's timely statements in response to Russia redeployment and restructuring of its ICBM system on its Western frontier, which were announced on September 20?
The Foreign Secretary made the comments on a formal visit to Turkey, where he said Russia was in danger of breaching international regulation.
Juan Pujol Garcia - codenamed Agent Garbo - was one of the most important double agents of the war - feeding a stream of false intelligence to German spymasters who thought he was working for them.
"To make the crisis clear for my readers and for all peoples, Washington is surrounding Russia with nuclear missile sites that can be silently converted from ABMs to first strike nuclear missiles that can reach Russian targets in a mere few minutes ...
The West must step up its efforts to combat and counter the information war being waged by its opponents, according to NATO officials.
The Russia-Pakistan joint drill raised questions whether it could adversely affect Moscow-Delhi traditional ties as the Kremlin was seen as siding with Islamabad in the territorial dispute with India.


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