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Why Turkey is No Contender in Russia’s Sphere of Interest

Why Turkey is No Contender in Russia’s Sphere of Interest

Sputnik/Moscow: While Ankara continues its charm offensive against Azerbaijan and Georgia, it is unlikely that the three will constitute a full-fledged triumvirate, political scientist Gevorg Mirzayan wrote for RIA Novosti, unveiling what exactly is impeding Turkey’s dominance in Transcaucasia. The Turkish-Azerbaijani-Georgian “triumvirate” closely resembles a colossus with feet of clay, Gevorg Mirzayan, Associate Professor at the Department of Political […]

Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

…from SouthFront USSR’s first genuinely intercontinental bomber, the Tu-95 is practically a contemporary of the US B-52 Stratofortress, having entered operational service in 1956 at which time it acquired its iconic NATO reporting name of “Bear”. However, since the Tu-95 production continued until 1992, the Russian Bear fleet is considerably younger than the US B-52 […]

REVEALED: Russia’s Advanced Nuclear Submarine

REVEALED:  Russia’s Advanced Nuclear Submarine

TASS-FACTBOX. March 31, 2017. The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in northern Russia has floated out the second Project 885 Yasen-class nuclear submarine Kazan. Submarine defense: Russian subs posing Pacific threat to US Navy The Project 885 (08850) Yasen-class fourth-generation multipurpose nuclear submarine was developed in the 1990s by the St. Petersburg-based Malakhit Design Bureau of […]

Russia’s Polyana Command & Control Post Can Track 500 Targets Simultaneously

Russia’s Polyana Command & Control Post Can Track 500 Targets Simultaneously

Sputnik/Moscow: This week Russian civil and defense concern Roselektronika premiered Polyana-D4M1, an automated command and control system for air defense, at the IDEX-2017 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Sputnik gets into the details of what exactly the system is capable of. Speaking to Expert Online, a representative of Rostec, the state holding company which Roselektronika is part […]

Pravda: Russia’s secret shield: Perimeter, aka Dead Hand

Pravda: Russia’s secret shield: Perimeter, aka Dead Hand

Recent reports about the analysis that US military departments conduct into consequences of nuclear strikes on Russia and China have generates heated discussions in the world. What do Russia and China have to withstand a possible nuclear attack? Russia has the automatic missile control system known as the Perimeter. The nuclear potential of China remains […]

Tass: Obama vows to prove Russia’s involvement in US campaign hacks

Tass: Obama vows to prove Russia’s involvement in US campaign hacks

The Russian president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said earlier in the day that the US should “either stop talking or finally present some proof, otherwise it begins to look unseemly” “We will provide evidence that we can safely provide, that does not compromise sources and methods. But I’ll be honest with you, when you’re talking about […]

Obama under mounting pressure to disclose Russia’s role in US election

Obama under mounting pressure to disclose Russia’s role in US election

Barack Obama is facing pressure from lawmakers to release more information on Russia’s role in the 2016 US elections. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Spencer Ackerman in New York Barack Obama is facing growing pressure from congressional Democrats in both houses demanding further disclosures regarding Russia’s role in the 2016 US elections. The White House has not […]

Must See: Crushing American Exceptionalism in Syria

…from SouthFront To put Russia’s one year of peacemaking operations in Syria in perspective, one should think back to what the situation was like on the eve of the arrival of the first Russian aircraft, support personnel, military advisors, and military equipment, to Syria. By all accounts, Syrian government forces were in retreat on all […]

Accusation: Russia’s New Base in Iran to Beat US Satellite Intel Used to Protect ISIS

Accusation: Russia’s New Base in Iran to Beat US Satellite Intel Used to Protect ISIS

Russia decided to use the Hamadan airfield in Iran to prevent terrorists from spying on its strategic aircraft taking part in the Moscow-led counterterrorism operation in Syria, the Vzglyad newspaper asserted. The business daily maintained that spying appears to have become a major issue since some radical groups fighting in Syria have lately succeeded in hiding from incoming Russian airstrikes. […]

Death Proof: Russia’s T-90 Tank Withstands US Missile Attack in Syria

Death Proof: Russia’s T-90 Tank Withstands US Missile Attack in Syria

Russia’s T-90 battle tank ‘Vladimir’ has become a celebrity of the blogosphere after it survived getting hit by America’s TOW anti-tank missiles in Syria two months ago. The video of the shooting gathered half a million views on YouTube. Let’s take a look at the hidden possibilities of the combat vehicle named after its chief designer Vladimir Potkin. […]

Leaders of Syria’s opposition ask Russia’s defense ministry to protect them from IS

Leaders of Syria’s opposition ask Russia’s defense ministry to protect them from IS

The leaders of Syria’s opposition who signed ceasefire agreements are asking Russia’s Defense Ministry to protect them from militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS – outlawed in Russia) and the defense ministry is ready to provide them needed help, Head of the Russian truce center in Syria Lieutenant General Sergey Kuralenko told reporters on Saturday.

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 strategic bomber may make maiden flight in 2019 — commander

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 strategic bomber may make maiden flight in 2019 — commander

MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. The upgraded configuration of Russia’s Tupolev-160 strategic bomber may make its maiden flight in 2019, Aerospace Force commander Viktor Bondarev told the media on Wednesday. “I believe that in 2019 this plane, upgraded and manufactured, will make its maiden flight,” he said, when asked about the outlook for resuming the production […]

Russia’s Sukhoi comes up with first designs of 6th-generation fighter — deputy PM

Russia’s Sukhoi comes up with first designs of 6th-generation fighter — deputy PM

 MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. Russia’s Sukhoi design bureau has presented the first blueprints for the sixth-generation fighter jet development, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday. “I’m referring also to new design concepts briefly presented by the Sukhoi design bureau and by the general designer appointed for all aircraft systems and armaments,” Rogozin told […]

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