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Russia donated the satellite station to Nicaragua as the two nations have increasingly sought closer military ties, including Moscow last year giving the country 50 T-72 tanks, aimed at upgrading Managua's armed forces.
Tour companies on the Russian side of the border are also expressing renewed interest in taking tourists to Eastern Ukraine: a tour company in Russia's Rostov Region, which borders both separatist republics, announced that it would begin taking ...
When the demand was rejected, Russian troops occupied Ottoman-controlled Moldavia and Wallachia - a move that eventually led to the Crimean war, which Russia lost spectacularly in 1856. To my mind, that loss marks the end of a first, roughly 30-year ...
For many Americans, Russian hacking remains a story about the 2016 election. But there is another story taking shape. Marrying a hundred years of expertise in influence operations to the new world of social media, Russia may finally have gained the ...
When the demand was rejected, Russian troops occupied Ottoman-controlled Moldavia and Wallachia - a move that eventually led to the Crimean war, which Russia lost spectacularly in 1856. To my mind, that loss marks the end of a first, roughly 30-year ...
Russia has condemned a US coalition attack on Wednesday that it claims had hit civilians, Russian news agencies reported.
Syria and its Russian ally have condemned a deadly US-led coalition air raid against pro-Syrian government forces in a desert area near the country's border with Jordan and Iraq.
Russian film agency Roskino has revealed the titles it will showcase this year in Cannes, including first looks at Central Partnership's historical epic "Furious" and World War II film "T-34," co-produced by Len Blavatnik. Roskino's annual showcase ...
A North Korean passenger ferry has docked in Russia's far-eastern port of Vladivostok for the first time. The vessel, called the Mangyongbong, will sail once a week to the port city and will also carry cargo.
A few weeks ago, Mikhail Gorbachev - the last leader of the Soviet Union and the man who did more than anyone to end the Cold War - told the German newspaper Bild that it is possible "to recognize all the features of a new cold war in today's world.".
Moscow, May 18. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump has been facing an information war, as he does not fit in the traditional establishment, Chairman of Russia's Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Interim Commission on Information Policy ...
Ryan paraphrases the warning from Groysman: "people have said that they have Ukraine fatigues, and it's really Russian fatigue because what Russia is doing is doing to us, financing our populists, financing people in our governments to undo our ...
American's are still trying to spark a Cold War with Russia, Russia hacked the elections, Russia is Wikileaks and now, Russia planning Nuclear war.
For many Americans, Russian hacking remains a story about the 2016 election. But there is another story taking shape. Marrying a hundred years of expertise in influence operations to the new world of social media, Russia may finally have gained the ...
Kozin said it is a "fairy tale" that Russia interfered in the U.S. election. What is NOT a fairy tale, he said, is that the U.S.
When the demand was rejected, Russian troops occupied Ottoman-controlled Moldavia and Wallachia - a move that eventually led to the Crimean war, which Russia lost spectacularly in 1856. To my mind, that loss marks the end of a first, roughly 30-year ...
"In fact, the current Kiev regime has declared all the veterans of the Great Patriotic war its enemies," he said.
In a post on his official page on VK, Poroshenko said he had tried to use Russian social networks to fight Russia's "hybrid war" and Propaganda. But Russian cyber-attacks, including its alleged interference in the French election this month, "show the ...
House and Senate Committees investigating Russia's role in the presidential election have indicated they may now broaden their inquiries to include Trump's meeting with the Russian envoys. CIA Director Mike Pompeo briefed the House intelligence ...
A group of about 50 combat engineers based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown were deployed to Latvia on April 29 as part of Operation Reassurance.
There's just one problem: Most national security experts believe Russia isn't remotely as committed to the ISIS fight as the US.
The revelation that President Donald Trump, accidentally or on purpose, revealed highly classified intelligence to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the US is shocking. It's the kind of offense that, when committed by anyone but the ...
"Russian lawmakers have promoted military pursuit of ASAT missiles to strike low-Earth orbiting satellites, and Russia is testing such a weapon for eventual deployment," Coats stated. "A Russian official also acknowledged development of an aircraft ...
Dr Alan Mendoza, executive director at the Henry Jackson Society security think-tank, told SunOnline: "We've seen Russia increase its sphere of influence and been quite aggressive on its borders and seemingly getting away with it. And that will empower ...
Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S., Russia and six other circumpolar neighbors have quietly worked together in the Arctic Council, a sort of United Nations of the North, even when frictions created heated disputes farther south.
The spokesman for President Vladimir Putin tells CBS News that there is "an atmosphere of Cold War" between Russia and the West, but he says the United States is to blame for taking "not a peaceful approach" in its defense of NATO allies. ... Asked to ...
Democrats are threatening to use every trick in the book to push Republicans to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate President Trump's ties to Russia, after Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. On Wednesday, Democrats worked ...
During his first trip to the Baltics, Mattis met with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite to discuss NATO's growing role in the region in the face of what the U.S.
Meanwhile in April, Russian military hardware was seen transported to the country's border with North Korea but the Kremlin claimed the action was part of pre-planned military exercises, Reuters reported.
On the ground, Globalfirepower.com says Russia has 15-thousand tanks, 27,000 armored fighting vehicles and nearly 6,000 self-propelled guns for artillery.
On May 4, the guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire, Russia, Iran and Turkey, signed a memorandum to establish four safe zones (also referred to as "de-escalation zones") in the war-torn country. The plan officially came into effect as of midnight of ...
Second, it would make sense to reverse the administration policy of not providing lethal weapons to Ukraine and ship such weapons as soon as possible - both to give Ukraine a fighting chance in defending itself from the Russian aggression and to give ...
The US military seems to be unable to abandon "narrow-minded" Cold War-era thinking, Russia's Defense Ministry said in response to the head of Special ...
The neoconservative plan puts Europe, the UK, Japan, S. Korea, and Australia at high risk were Russia and China to retaliate.
The comment came shortly after the US Congress approved the bill with additional sanctions against North Korea, allowing for the possible establishment of US control over seaports and sea routes in the Far East, including the Russian ports of Vanino, ...
"Russia is not really on the sides of the Sunni or the Shias," Pavel Felgenhauer, a reporter with the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, told the BBC.
The commander of NATO and US forces in Europe has called for yet more armored vehicles and troops to be deployed on the continent to counter what he calls "a resurgent Russia." ... "In short, we are returning to our historic role as a war fighting ...
The US Air Force has intercepted advanced Russian fighter jets escorting Cold War-era bombers near Alaska for the first time.
TENSIONS between the US, Russia, China and North Korea are continuing to escalate - with each super power refusing to back down.
"Russia is following developments in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea very closely," according (in Russian) to Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense committee in the Federation Council. He added that the government does not believe Russian ...
As the United States Air Force continues its struggle with fielding enough aggressor aircraft for its combat aircraft crews to train against, contractors are stepping up to the plate.
The army is now crafting new combat "operations" doctrine designed to better position the service for the prospect of large-scale, mechanized, force-on-force warfare against technologically advanced near-peer rivals - such as Russia or China - able to ...
Russia has also broken the INF treaty and we have known about it since 2008 and done nothing. 05_01_Russia_Missile_01 A soldier fires a portable air defense rocket during the military games outside the Russian town of Yeisk on August 6, 2015. Stephen ...
Top Russian officials have issued public warnings about what they see as risks associated with the U.S.'s extensive missile defense system in Europe.
Updated | Russia's Security Council chief accused external powers of pushing South Korea and North Korea to the "brink of war," at a Moscow security ...
In advance of the May 9 holidays to mark victory in World War II, the Russian Embassy in Uzbekistan is getting busy distributing St. George remembrance ribbons to the public.
Britain would be wiped off the face of the earth if it deployed a first strike nuclear attack against Russia, a top Vladimir Putin crony has warned.
Parties to the conflict on the Korean Peninsula are on the brink of war because of external provocations, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday at the Moscow Conference on International Security. "We should not ...
... new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fourth year, are at TheNation.com). This installment expands upon last week's, which focused on several highly questionable Washington narratives that imply the necessity of war with Russia.


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